The Jazz Age

“The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

You are cordially invited to travel in time with Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to the intersection of extravagance and courage, where you will catch a glimpse of the dreamy heroines of their stories, and immerse yourself in the beautiful atmosphere of luxury and carelessness that defined the Roaring Twenties.

The 18th amendment sparked a world of wild parties, organized crime and lavish spending. The economy boomed while speakeasies bustled with the secretive underworld of gangsters, bootleggers and flappers.

Escape to a decadent party at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, housed in the historic building that was once Houston’s Isis Theater. The Moonlight Dolls present to you, The Jazz Age: a modern, glamorous and site-specific collaboration of dance, theatre and comedy, filled with evocative jazz music, where you can party with the infamous and glittering Lost Generation.

CAST:
F. Scott Fitzgerald – Nick Greer
Ernest Hemingway – Ryan Adam Wells / John Forgy / Rex Knightly
Zelda Fitzgerald – Lili St Byr / The Abby Cadabra
Daisy Buchanan – The Abby Cadabra
Catherine Barkley – Valentina J’Adore

Ensemble:
Ariel Airheart
Marcus Angel
Emma Vauxdevil
Gia Geneva
Daisy L’Amour
Mia Magdalena
Lady Annabelle
Reina La Rouge

Show Director

jodie

Jodie Brooke was born near London into an internationally adventurous family. The great granddaughter of a music hall producer and the youngest daughter of an international conference director and a jazz club founder, she has spent her life in theatres and performance venues around the world.

Growing up, she acted for Starmaker Theatre Company, directed youth theatre shows in Recife, Brazil and went on to receive her BA and MA in Theatre and Literature (English and Portuguese) from the University of Leeds. During this time she acted in several plays and developed a love for creating extreme immersive and site-specific performance installations. She wrote and directed four new plays, directed two sell-out productions of The Vagina Monologues at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, and was honored to be Assistant Director for the festival 50 Years of Performing Pinter, working alongside Harold Pinter and the Belarus Free Theatre.

In Lisbon, Portugal, she directed Frogs, by Aristophanes, whilst studying Performing Arts at the University of Lisbon, and working as an actress. Whilst there, she first saw the physical theatre and circus work of Chapitô, which remains an influence on her work. She has worked at several London theatre companies and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, where she was Assistant to the Director of New Writing and directed a new play by Portuguese playwright José Maria Vieira Mendes, for the Janus Festival of New European Theatre Writing. In the international arena, she put on big-budget events across EMEA for Christie Digital, official Technical Partner of the Cannes Film Festival, before relocating from London to Houston, Texas, where she is Director of Terrible Enfants Theatre Company.