Artvoice favors “The Jazz Age”
Another positive review from another theatre critic on The Jazz Age.
THE JAZZ AGE
by Anthony Chase
The happy surprise of my West Coast weekend was surely The Jazz Age at The Blank Theatre Company. This play by Allan Knee, directed by Michael Matthews, features Luke Macfarlane (Scotty Wandell on ABC’s Brothers and Sisters) as F. Scott Fitzgerald, with Jeremy Gabriel as Ernest Hemingway and Heather Prete as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. The cast was phenomenal, and the intimate play was riveting, as it explores the relationships between three fascinating historical figures to the backdrop of an onstage jazz band. The plot takes us through the intertwining twists of three tragic but brilliant lives, asking what motivates us to make such bad choices. Every element of the production was successful, and the direction by Michael Matthews was deft and lyrical.