By George Orwell
Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan
Directed by Rob Melrose
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. As the story of Winston’s fight for individual identity unfolds, the vision grows increasingly terrifying as the world it depicts grows uncomfortably familiar. 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? 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