“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald
The greatest, and most tormented, literary love story of the 20th Century was the relationship and marriage of the writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.
This performance focuses on their poignant, playful, thoughtful and varied correspondence from 1918 to the 1930s, encompassing everything from passionate love letters to the details of daily life to heated jealous screeds. Many of these excerpted letters are from Zelda, displaying her great gifts as a writer along with her mercurial temperament and sense of humor. They both had their triumphs as well as private and public struggles, from alcoholism and writer’s block (Scott) to mental illness (Zelda), and both passed away before their time, in their forties.
Enhancing the presentation are dozens of custom slide images, to help tell the story of these extraordinary lives and the ever-changing times that they lived in.
Our most recent performance was sponsored by the Helluva Theatre Company, at the Fitzgerald Museum (their former home from the 1930s) in Montgomery, Alabama; pictured above.
New York based Actor-couple Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang present the richness of Zelda and Scott’s relationship in a 75 minute staged-reading format. Audiences will come away from “Zelda & Scott: A Life Affair” with a much better understanding of the splendor of the Fitzgeralds’ talent, their many challenges– and the depths of their tragic love for one another.
A Q&A session and discussion afterward with the cast is available.
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