Press Release (Full PDF here):
What: George Orwell’s 1984 // Adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan
Where: Online! This digital recording will be presented through Vimeo.
When: Thursday, October 29, 2020 – Thursday, November 4, 2020 at 8pm (CT)
How: The reading will be streamed through Vimeo and you can reserve your ticket(s) using code 1984 at checkout. Visit www.circletheatre.com/1984 to make your reservation today! After you’ve made your reservation, you will receive an email the day before your selected performance that will include a link to the video recording.
About the Play
Based on the iconic classic dystopian novel by George Orwell and adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, who lives in the state of Oceania—a nation where fervent, unquestioning patriotic zeal is expected of every citizen, having rebellious thoughts is a crime, and where the love for anything but The State is treason. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
*Adult language & subject matter*
The recording will feature our original cast: Alex Branton* as Winston Smith, Greg Holt* as O’Brien, Sydney Lo as Party Member #2, Randy Pearlman* as Party Member #4, Mitchell Stephens as Party Member #3, Tony Thorn as Party Member #1, and Taylor Staniforth reading stage directions.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Circle Theatre’s production team for this recording include Matthew Gray (Director/Video Editor), Liz Stevens (Stage Manager), Bob Lavallee (Scenic Design), and Murell Horton (Costume Design).