The Lenfest Center for the Arts
George Orwell's "1984"
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Keller Theatre, Lenfest Hall
Adapted and Directed by Stephanie Sandberg
(Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the late Sonia Brownell Orwell
In an innovative new multi-media adaptation of George Orwell’s classic, this staging of "1984" brings to life the dystopian world of Oceania where Winston Smith rebels against surveillance and the totalitarian state simply by writing a diary. This is a crime that could lead to his immediate execution and he has no way of knowing when and where he’s being watched. He falls in love with the wild rebellious beauty of Julia, and together they go on a journey that leads them deep into resistance. This is a novel that changed the world, perhaps one of the most important ever written, and it is ever more poignant and relevant in our contemporary world of fake news and the invasion of surveillance.
Tickets are required.
W&L Faculty & Staff $11
W&L Student $5
University Swipe Available
Tickets are forfeited if not seated 5 MINUTES prior to curtain time.