Zelda at the Oasis
By P.H. Lin
A Staged Reading
March 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife of legendary American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, wants nothing more than to be recognized as an artist in her own right. Two things stand in her way: a growing mental instability and the overbearing shadow of her husband.
On this magical night in the 1930s, Zelda discovers The Club Oasis, a New York City bar where she has escaped to drink alone ... until a unique and unexpected friendship is forged with an aspiring musician who plays piano and tends bar at The Oasis.
Vivid and haunting memories are triggered as Zelda transforms the Bar Man into those from her past who have shaped her own self-image. Through this after-hours encounter, they share their dreams, missteps, and insights with one another, hoping to unlock the courage to move forward with their lives.
Presented by special permission of Samuel French. Directed by Elayne LeTraunik. Featuring Amy Gray as Zelda and Guy Wicke as the Bar Man.
The reading will be held atThe Pride Rehearsal Space at 1411 W. Wilson - Chicago. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted in order to help fund this and other readings.