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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


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 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 matinee: Designer Talk
March 8 matinee: Captioned Performance
March 8 matinee: Audio Described Performance
March 14 matinee: Alley Chat, a post-show conversation with Director Rob Melrose
March 17: Alley Chat with the cast
March 19: Actout, a pre-show mixer for our LGBTQ friends

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Honorary Producers

Honorary Producer

Honorary Producers

Associate Producer

Associate Producers

Associate Producer

Creative Team

Rob Melrose


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


Elizabeth Bunch

as 2nd Party Member


Shawn Hamilton

as Winston


Chris Hutchison

as O’Brien


David Rainey

as 4th Party Member


Jay Sullivan

as 1st Party Member


Todd Waite

as 3rd Party Member