This Side of Paradise
by Penfold Theatre Company

Sep. 19

A brilliant Princeton poet, a World War I veteran and a passionate suitor to the beautiful Rosalind Connage, Amory Blaine’s future is bright. But in this probing character study, wealth, social standing and romance fail the young man, leading him down a painful but revelatory path to self-discovery. This Side of Paradise is the autobiographical debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald that gave voice to a generation of disillusioned urbanites in the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

Directed by Carl Gonzalez.

This Side of Paradise will feature: Michael Galvan, Cherry Mendoza, Eva McQuade, Adrian Villegas, and Minerva Villa.

From 1945 to 1963, listeners across the nation tuned in to Theatre Guild on the Air. Created by the Theatre Guild, which produced 220 plays on Broadway, Theatre Guild on the Air broadcast radio retellings of classic and contemporary plays, bringing the Great White Way to Main Street, USA.

Now, Penfold Theatre is hosting a series of live readings, free-of-charge, from the Theatre Guild on the Air Collection at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas. Performed in the live radio show format by local actors and a foley sound artist, audiences will hear the original Broadway broadcasts given new life.

After each hour-long reading, Penfold’s artistic directors will host a discussion between the audience and artists. All this takes place inside Austin’s historic Neill-Cochran House Museum, originally an iconic mansion house built in the mid-19th century.

This Side of Paradise
by adapted from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Penfold Theatre Company

September 19, 2021
Neill-Cochran House Museum
2310 San Gabriel Street
Austin, TX, 78705

Sunday, September 19, 2021 (time not given, as of August 1, 2021)

Neill-Cochran House, Austin

2310 San Gabriel Street
Austin, TX 78705
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Parking: In the rear parking lot or on the curb of 23rd Street.

Price: Free (reservation required due to limited seating, donations appreciated)
Run time: 90 minutes
For ages: High school+

Need help? Click here to visit production page with reservation link;  email us or dial (512) 850-4849.