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Vegetable; or, From President to Postman

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In "Vegetable; or, From President to Postman," F. Scott Fitzgerald takes readers on a journey of transformation and self-discovery. The protagonist, Jim Powell, starts out as a successful businessman who is at the top of his game as the president of a thriving company. However, after a series of unfortunate events, he finds himself stripped of everything he once held dear and reduced to working as a lowly postman.

Fitzgerald's writing is as elegant and poignant as ever, capturing the emotional turmoil and existential crisis that Powell experiences as he navigates his new reality. The themes of loss, redemption, and the fragility of success are masterfully woven throughout the narrative, making for a thought-provoking and introspective read.

While the story may seem bleak at times, there is a sense of hope and resilience that shines through, reminding readers that even in the darkest of times, there is always the possibility for reinvention and new beginnings.

Overall, "Vegetable; or, From President to Postman" is a compelling and insightful exploration of the human experience, showcasing Fitzgerald's talent for crafting complex and relatable characters. Fans of his work will not be disappointed by this introspective and thought-provoking novel.

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"Any man who doesn’t want to get on in the world, to make a million dollars, and maybe even park his toothbrush in the White House, hasn’t got as much to him as a good dog has—he’s nothing more or less than a vegetable."Such is the preface of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s only outing as a playwright. The action begins when 35-year-old railway clerk Jerry Frost gets drunk off a bootlegger’s potent hooch on the eve of Warren G. Harding’s presidential nomination. As a result, the second act takes place entirely within Jerry’s intoxicated fantasies, where he has become the new U.S. President and must deal with an assortment of colorful characters and situations. It is here where comic farce and political satire come to intriguing blows, as Fitzgerald finds opportunities to comment on the political climate of his day. When his pseudo-presidency goes all to pieces, Jerry’s fantasy comes crashing down, and as he comes to his senses in the third act, we find that his career aspirations have become decidedly less lofty.Though decidedly a minor work from The Great Gatsby’s author, The Vegetable finds him skewering the American Dream’s ethos in ways he would never do again. It’s lighthearted, naughty, irreverent, and does just the trick to escape—even if briefly—from our turbulent times. - Summary by Tomas Peter Cast List Jerry Frost: Tomas Peter Charlotte Frost: Bhavya Horatio "Dada" Frost: Josh Kibbey Doris: Foon Joseph Fish: Chuck Williamson Mr. Snooks: Son of the Exiles Mr. Jones: TJ Burns General Pushing: ToddHW Chief Justice Fossile: Phil Schempf The Detective: Sonia Mr. Stutz-Mozart: Beth Thomas Newsboy / First Senator: Leanne Yau Second Senator: Stefan Von Blon Third Senator: Campbell Schelp Narrator: Devorah Allen Editors: Linny and Tomas Peter

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