The Great Gaffe

Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2016 (Smith and Kraus)

(10 Min) Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton gives a tea party for F. Scott Fitzgerald, struggling young author of THE GREAT GATSBY, with disastrous results.
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The Great Gaffe

Recommended by

  • Gyda Arber:
    31 Jan. 2021
    This is adorable! A fun dive into some literary legends. Great!
  • Toby Malone:
    6 Aug. 2020
    A quippy, to-the-point recreation of a tea engagement between literary titans gleaned from a single, caustic line in Wharton's diary. Terrific work.
  • Rex McGregor:
    5 Aug. 2020
    I love the scintillating dialogue and the contrast between the characters.

Character Information

  • Scott Fitzgerald
    28
    Author of THE GREAT GATSBY.
  • Edith Wharton
    63
    Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist.
  • Teddy Chanler
    23.
    A music student and Wharton family friend.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Caravan Theatre (U.K.)
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Ouachita Baptist University
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Monster Box Theatre (MI)
    ,
    2016

Awards

Selection
,
Publication--The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2016
,
Smith and Kraus