Here is a show that blends the carefree spirit of the 1920s with the contemporary demand for constant action. Faithfully based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name, The Great Gatsby is a tale of a golden age long gone; its complex characters, however, grim forbearers of dark times to come.
Gathered outside the Western Province Cricket Club in Newlands, eagerly awaiting the moment the doors would open to allow them inside to the launch of Electronic Art’s (EA) Need for Speed: Most Wanted was a growing mass of avid gamers. Parked in the lot was a Nissan 350z, turning heads with its gleaming body of burnished orange. When the doors finally swung open a long queue formed, as names were carefully ticked off a long list – indicative of the anticipation that surrounded the event, as well as the good turnout.
We’ve probably all heard it before. The story about the athlete turned artist; but the fact that 25-year-old Ross Jack was once a little white boy listening to black music while playing football (his mother honing his ear with the likes of the Jackson 5 and Diana Ross), adds a fun twist to the familiar narrative.