Scorpio Theatre presents Michael Gene Sullivan’s timely adaptation

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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With a unique twist on the material, Michael Gene Sullivan’s stage adaptation of 1984 offers audiences a chance to see George Orwell’s nightmare dystopia anew.

Scorpio Theatre’s production opens with the novel’s protagonist being questioned regarding his crimes against the state of Oceania.

“Winston relates his crimes to the party members assisting in his interrogation,” says director Matt Pickering, in a statement. “The party members then re-enact Winston’s story, from his fateful meeting with Julia, through to his arrest for thoughtcrime.”

Filled with parallels to modern day, the production promises to be a night at the theatre the audience won’t soon forget.

“We not only see Winston relive his story, we see the effect that recreating it has on the other party loyalists,” continues Pickering. “Will they just be reviled by Winston’s actions, or will it stir something in them? We certainly hope to stir something in our audience.”

1984 runs March 2 to 10, 2018 at the Joyce Doolittle Theatre, Pumphouse Theatres (2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW).