Bunny​ ​Buckle-Down

May Day

by F.​ ​Scott​ ​Fitzgerald
Adapted​ ​&​ ​Staged​ ​by​ ​Anna​ ​Gelman​ ​and​ ​Zach​ ​Weinberg

Using the 1919 May Day riots as a backdrop, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s May Day follows a host of characters across one night, interweaving the stories of privileged Yale alumni preparing for a dance, and those less fortunate rioting in the streets.

This new, original adaptation of May Day uses Fitzgerald’s text to create a storytelling experience filled with movement and etude performed by a diverse ensemble. As we see the fates of Gordon, a depressed artist down on his luck, Edith, a socialite growing disenchanted with her lifestyle, and Rose, a poor soldier newly returned from the war, intersect and unravel, May Day tells a story of class struggle, wealth inequality, and mental health issues that blurs the lines between the battles of today and a century ago.

    Featuring & devised by

  • Will Burdin
  • Kat Christensen
  • Zoë DePreta
  • Brian Gale
  • Jordan Golding
  • Jourdan Lewanda
  • Kenyai O'Neal
  • Julian Serna
  • Additional Collaborators

  • Casey Labbate
  • Madeleine Lyons

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