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Theatre Production: 1984
May 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
The Department of Theatre is pleased to open our final show of the season – 1984 by George Orwell, adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan. Directed by Shawn Bruce.
Performances are 8 p.m. May 6, 7 & 8, via stream.
Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
Note: This play contains depictions of violence and adult language. It also incorporates the use of a strobe light and may not be appropriate for young children.
We look forward to “seeing” you at the Theatre!
Berea College Students admitted free of charge!