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Now Playing: 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


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Can't make it in person? 1984 is now available to stream in the comfort of your home through its closing on Sunday, December 10th. Just look for the (Streaming) options when you go to the ticketing page!

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There are only 6 performances left of 1984, and the show must close this Sunday, December 10th. Tickets are still available for most remaining performances, but seats are filling up fast, so act now if you'd like to join us!

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Donors of any amount are invited to join us tomorrow for '1984 in 2023: Why Orwell Is Still Relevant,' the latest in our Aurora INsights series! Aurora’s Artistic Director Josh Costello will be in conversation with John Walker, from Bentley School, and Quentin Hardy, the head of Editorial at Google Cloud. They’ll discuss how various governments and corporations today are enacting policies that are all too reminiscent of the strategies used by Big Brother in 1984, the complex and evolving relationship between technology and human rights, and how today’s high school students react to the novel and to Aurora’s production of the play.

Learn more about Donor Benefits: auroratheatre.org/donor-benefits

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