September 23 at 7:00pm
Philadelphia Shakespeare TheatreMap
Philadelphia, year 2025, the tempo of the city had changed sharply. The buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, the morals were looser and the kush was cheaper, the restlessness approached hysteria. From the makers of the off-off Broadway show Sword of the Unicorn comes GATZ a Great Gatsby modernist parody.
$20/ 80 Minutes
Harrison Stengle is a producer/playwright/director in Philadelphia. Stengle made his directorial debut with his original work Cult Classic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he received considerable media attention as part of the city’s 2015 Fringe Festival. The following year, Stengle staged Wolfhead Hamlet at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. Stengle’s adaptation of Hamlet quickly garnered him a reputation for edgy and sometimes controversial work. Harrison is excited for his Off-Off Broadway debut at the Theatre for a New City. As part of the 2017’s Dream Up Festival, Stengle presents Sword of the Unicorn, his 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival production, which deconstructs false narratives about the coming out experience for the LGTBQ community, through a sci-fi fantasy twist of the Hero’s Journey.