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Zelda at the Oasis - Full Length Play, Drama

Zelda at the Oasis

P.H. Lin

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573703058

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife of legendary American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, wants nothing more than to be recognized as an artist in her own right. 

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play


Biography, Docudrama/Historic

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play -

The Club Oasis, a slightly seedy New York City bar. 


No intermission, Play w/ Music, Special Effects

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes


Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking


Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


From Off-Broadway

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife of legendary American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, wants nothing more than to be recognized as an artist in her own right. Two things stand in her way: a growing mental instability and the overbearing shadow of her husband. On this magical night in the 1930’s, Zelda discovers The Club Oasis, a New York City bar where she has escaped to drink alone…until a unique and unexpected friendship is forged with an aspiring musician who plays piano and tends bar at the Oasis. Vivid and haunting memories are triggered as Zelda transforms the Bar Man into those from her past who have shaped her own self-image. Through this after-hours encounter, they share their dreams, missteps, and insights with one another, hoping to unlock the courage to move forward with their lives.


"Kudos to playwright Patricia Lin for sensitively and creatively culling a great bulk of biographical material into a meaningful depiction." - Chicago Critic

"Zelda at the Oasis is a gripping, emotional performance that speculates on the reason for the torment suffered by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, woman who wanted something out of life that she could not have." Theatreworld Internet Magazine

“P. H. Lin is one of the rising young Jewish American playwrights, and HOW FORTUNATE for New York City theatergoers that her latest effort has come to town!” - All About Jewish Theatre

"P.H. Lin gives us a well-constructed, absorbing play!” - NY Theater Scene

"For anyone interested in 1920’s American culture and particularly the Fitzgeralds, Zelda at the Oasis is a great fit!" - Theatre-Is-Easy

TOP PICK! P.H.Lin had a daunting task, transposing the lives of these two fervent, larger than life artists into a satisfying dramatic production.  Her Zelda reveals the artist’s inner life and journey with haunting passages for this often disregarded other half of the infamous writing duo.  The segments feel authentic and the transitions flow wistfully in a melodic interplay of scenes poignant enough to leave you as breathless and fluttery as Zelda 'discovering sweet rhythms,'  who describes 'feeling her demons locked in every chord.' Breathless." - DC Theatre Scene


World Premiere: 2010, Venus Theatre, Laurel, MD, produced by Venus Theatre Company

New York Premiere: 2012, St. Luke's Theatre, NY, produced by Zelda Oasis Productions



1m, 1f


Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


  • Zelda at the Oasis - A New Play about Zelda Fitzgerald

P.H.  Lin

P.H. Lin

P.H. Lin has written over fifteen plays which have been produced and/or presented in theaters or in Festivals in NY, DC, MD, VA, MI, IL, NC, OH, PA, CT, KY and CA. New York credits incude Zelda at the Oasis which enjoyed a fourteen week run Off-Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre. Other titles include The Power of Two, Sweet Ginger: Hot and Blue, To Walk In Two Worlds, Miss Matty and the Maja and The ... view full profile

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Linda Block 3/31/2015 12:51 AM
I saw Zelda in NYC and thoroughly enjoyed the script and production.. It is clever, entertaining, and educational about a somewhat enigmatic character.
Jane Pack 3/27/2015 3:31 PM
I saw this play both at its premiere in MD, and also Off-Broadway. Both productions were memorable! A smart, well-written script that is engaging, fast-paced and totally engrossing. This piece makes for simply "good theater"!
Rick Schnier 3/27/2015 1:30 PM
You never are quite sure what to expect in an off Broadway production, but I couldn;t have been more impressed. The dialogue was wonderfully written and the casting superb. I highly recommend  it .

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