Tomell: Abby, you play professional golfer Jordan, who's trying to get her friend Daisy and Gatsby together. Has the role been challenging?
Abby Mackey: Jordan is kind of [snide] – not my personality. I'm still finding layers to it. Deep down she does care about Daisy. It's definitely fun finding a little nuance.
Tomell: Rick, why does Gatsby's business partner Meyer Wolfsheim wear human molar cuff links?
Rick Fustin: It's all for effect to shock people. He's an intimidating type of man, a mob guy [and] a gambler who fixed the World Series in 1919.
Tomell: Nikki and Roger [Braun], you play interesting supporting roles as a couple.
Nikki Harris-Holm: We're part of Myrtle's posse. My character is an amalgamation … of both sister and best friend. We're trying to take care of her.
The show, which is rated PG-13, also features Jon Witt as George Wilson, Myrtle's husband. Stage manager is Joseph Caltagirone. A recently added service for ACT patrons is online ticket purchase. The directors note that sound effects include gunshots.
If you go
WHAT: Albright Community Theatre's "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted by Simon Levy
WHERE: ACT stage, third floor of Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia
WHEN: Feb. 15 to March 2, with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
COST: $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens
INFO: Tickets available online at albrighttheatre.com or call 630-406-8838; details at firstname.lastname@example.org