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  • James Binz:
    7 Jun. 2024
    I enjoyed watching the semi formal tea party descend into drunkenness and disorder. F. Scott may someday appreciate the advice, but not today. Nice piece and worth a production or two.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    6 Jun. 2024
    O'Grady illuminates a fascinating moment from a footnote in history in this taught ten-minute play. Lit nerds will rejoice at the dramatic irony and tense foreshadowing layered throughout this piece.
  • Brenton Kniess:
    4 Jul. 2023
    O'Grady's THE GREAT GAFFE is like the scotch that Scott Fitzgerald drinks at the beginning of the play...clean, smooth, and rich. THE GREAT GAFFE is a truly suave piece of theater that would be tremendous to see staged.
  • Arianna Rose:
    1 Nov. 2022
    An evocative example of how writers are inspired to write into the space of imagination. Playwright Jennifer O'Grady, inspired by one sentence from Edith Wharton's diary, puts together a short play that is sheer perfection. Well executed dramatic irony for the audience and simply a delight as these three real-life characters collide. Wonderful lessons here too from a seasoned writer to a new writer as Wharton schools F. Scott Fitzgerald in more ways than one. Bravo to the playwright and let's raise our pinky shall we?
  • Eric Duhon:
    23 May. 2021
    What a humorous and, at the same time, entirely tragic piece about two historical figures crashing into each other! I love the use of repetition and the way the dialogue flows. A brilliantly brief commentary on the people who have "made it" and the ones who believe they never will.
  • 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.
  • Doug DeVita:
    11 May. 2020
    Ah, the self-involved impatience of youth! It’s the perfect foil to the gravitas of experience. And in the hands of O’Grady, it proves a delightful opportunity to pit the callow F. Scott Fitzgerald against the august Edith Wharton in a mismatch of wits — guess who prevails? Read this gem of a play and find out. Tea has never been so satisfying.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Jul. 2019
    Wonderful. Humorously bringing two of our most notable literary figures to life. Love!

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