ON STAGE · DARTMOUTH DEPARTMENT OF THEATER
Peter Hackett, director
Based on the novel by George Orwell.
Fast-paced, mixed-media adaptation underscores the up-to-the-minute relevance of Orwell’s 1949 classic about political tyranny and disinformation.
Michael Ganio, scenic designer
Laurie Churba, costume designer
Kathy A. Perkins, lighting designer
Scott Killian, composer/sound designer
Andy Reichsman (Ames Hill Productions), videographer
Jaclyn Pageau ’18, stage manager
Buoyed by “misinformation” and “alternative facts,” the current political regime’s attacks on our democratic institutions have thrust George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 onto the best-seller list once again. This production investigates Orwell’s 20th-century prophecy in the context of 21st-century America, and asks the question, “Are we there yet?”
Recommended for ages 14 and older; includes scenes of violence that some may find disturbing.