Up Next: 1984
performances start November 10
By George Orwell
Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan
Directed by Barbara Damashek
Intimate. Insidious. Intense.
Adapted from George Orwell by the Bay Area's own Michael Gene Sullivan, 1984 is a ferocious and provocative retelling of the prescient and iconic novel. Big Brother's surveillance state seeks to control not just our bodies but our minds as well, reaching into every corner of our lives. Accused of Thoughtcrime, Winston Smith faces an interrogation that will reveal his struggle for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with paranoia and violence. Can the yearning for freedom be extinguished? Or is our shared humanity more powerful than any forces of repression? Experience the novel come to life with shocking relevance in this brilliant adaptation on the Aurora stage.
"This adaptation is multi-layered, intense, and disturbing – exactly how it should be."
-The South China Morning Post