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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

  • PLEASE BE AWARE THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS THE USE OF STROBE LIGHTS.

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.

Performance Notice:
We sadly announce that the Alley has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. This difficult decision was unavoidable in light of the unprecedented challenges ahead. For more information, please go here.

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 

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Creative Team

Rob Melrose

Director

Michael Locher

Scenic Design

Raquel Barreto

Costume Design

Cat Tate Starmer

Lighting Design

Cliff Caruthers

Music & Sound Design

Adam Noble

Fight Director & Intimacy Consultant

Kristen Larson

Stage Manager

Emily Bohannan

Assistant Stage Manager

Katie Leigh Creeggan

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’Brien

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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