In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings 1984 by George Orwell to Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss this cautionary tale when it comes to life at Lutcher Theater on Thursday, February 27th!
As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems, and governments clash against political repression. Then and now, 1984 serves as a reminder that “Big Brother” is always watching.
Winston Smith, living under the totalitarian rule of the Party, has the idea of writing a diary. It is a crime punishable by death and there is no way of knowing if he is being watched. He imagines two futures—in one, a future leader in a free society thinks of him as a hero; in the other, he is caught, executed and forgotten. Perhaps both things are true. That day, during the obligatory “Two Minutes Hate,” he wondered who else might be harboring thoughts of rebellion, and who may be working for the Thought Police. Winston starts the diary. He writes the year, so far as he knows it: 1984.
This multi-award-winning adaptation of George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world. This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Gold Event Sponsors Art and Chris Zygielbaum.
George Orwell's 1984 will be performed at Alley Theatre on Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 29th. The Alley Theatre is a Tony Award-winning theatre company in Houston, Texas. It is the oldest professional theatre company in Texas and the third oldest resident theatre in the United States. Tickets are available at www.alleytheatre.org. For additional information, please call (713) 220-5700.
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Friday, March 13, 2020—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002