Hotel New Work – THE TRIP

Hotel New Work – THE TRIP

Dates/Time: 07/14/19
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Space: Theaterlab | Theater

Category: Hotel New Work

Theaterlab presents
Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 PM

Email Program Director Jolene Noelle at to reserve a place at the Open Studio

Theaterlab’s signature series – HOTEL NEW WORK – returns with THE TRIP!

After a two-week residency, they’ll present the first glimpses at their latest new work.


After This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted by Tom Dugdale
Directed by Tom Dugdale
Performed by Joshua Brody, Tom Dugdale, Yonatan Gebeyehu, Thomas Miller, Tara Pacheco, Cassandra Simons
Original music by Maxime Rouquart and Tom Dugdale

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise: a coming-of-age story that deals with dreams, disillusionment, education, and privilege. Critics have pronounced the novel a failure, but it’s also about failure, following a young man’s quest to get to college; his love-soaked slide through college; his booze-soaked reckoning with disappointment after college; and his realization at the end that he’s just “grown up to find all gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in Man shaken.” Using an interdisciplinary approach, wrapping in material from outside the novel, THE TRIP wrestles with this classic and unwieldy work on the cusp of the 100th anniversary of the novel’s publication.