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1984

March 6 - March 29, 2020

  • By George Orwell

  • Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan

  • Directed by Rob Melrose

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • Age Recommendation: Age 14 and up.

  • #AlleyBigBrother
    #Alley1984

Overview

Based on George Orwell’s futuristic novel, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith and a stark vision of a world in which freedom of action, word, and thought are controlled by Big Brother. How far are we from realizing Orwell’s nightmare? Are we already there? Can there be more than one truth, more than one set of facts? As the story of Winston’s fight for individual identity unfolds, the vision grows increasingly terrifying as the world it depicts grows uncomfortably familiar. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century. 

What the critics are saying: 
"Sullivan does an exemplary job of distilling 1984's political essence...to clear a path for its trenchant, and still sadly undated, critique." – Los Angeles Times 
"Sullivan has boiled down the book's 300 pages to a scant 100 minutes, culling the story's political essentials while retaining the melancholy whimsy of its hero's life." – LA Weekly 

Join us for programs that connect you with other theatre lovers, our artists, and what is on stage in a whole new way:
March 8: Designer Talk
March 8: Captioned Performance
March 8: Audio Described Performance
March 14: Alley in Context
March 17: Alley in Context with the cast
March 19: Actout, a pre-show mixer for our LGBTQ friends

Sponsors

Associate Producer

Creative Team

Michael Gene Sullivan

Playwright

Rob Melrose

Director

Michael Locher

Scenic Design

Cat Tate Starmer

Lighting Design

Cat Tate Starmer

Lighting Design

Cliff Caruthers

Music & Sound Design

Kristen Larson

Stage Manager

Emily Bohannan

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast

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Elizabeth Bunch

as 2nd Party Member

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Shawn Hamilton

as Winston

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Chris Hutchison

as O’Brian

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David Rainey

as 4th Party Member

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Jay Sullivan

as 1st Party Member

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Todd Waite

as 3rd Party Member