Nov. 2-4: 1984 by George Orwell stages by A Classic Theatre

A Classic Theatre’s first production of the 2018-2019 season is the iconic 1984 adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr.  Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is a provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 2-3; and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4 at  Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, 102 ML King Ave., downtown St. Augustine.

 

For those who have read Orwell’s novel, the society portrayed was absolutely unbelievable.  However, today we have to wonder if it might not be possible after all…. Orwell himself wrote, “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.” Has 1984 become a cautionary tale???  See it and judge for yourself!

A Q&A session will be held after the first Sunday matinee on October 28. This will be an exciting opportunity to voice your thoughts on the message of the play and how it connects/compares with the tone of our society today.

Director Margaret Kaler has assembled a powerful cast to bring to life this tale of the omni-present Big Brother.  They are: Jon Beshara, Kathryn Masters, Jennifer Latka, Guy Tillis, Katie Timoney, Natalie Beltrami, Shari Little, David Williams, Shelby Roy, Krista Tutor and Frank Riccardo.  The voices of Big Brother and Goldstein are performed by DJ Lee and Tom Rahner.

The production will continues November 2-4 at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center at 102 ML King Ave., downtown St. Augustine.  The Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm.

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