Jun 14, 2017
Written by Bethie Fowler. Directed by Marc Atkinson. Featuring Edward Bauer and Mia Jessup.
Zelda & Scott is about the Jazz Age literary celebrities F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. It’s a fast-paced and unexpected portrait of a much-studied and biographied pair as they meet, marry, and travel the world together. Scott wanted to be a famous author and rise above his middle-class roots to be part of the wealthy elite. Zelda was the daughter of a wealthy Southern judge and wanted independence and fame, which she hoped to find in Scott. They married young, when his star was on the rise. They spent lavishly and fought viciously. By the end of the 1920s their lifestyle had caught up with them but they stayed together, stubbornly refusing to abandon each other. This story is told with only two actors, and it is a quick but rich timeline of Scott and Zelda’s relationship, from their first meeting to their last.
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