Before there was The Hunger Games or Divergent, there was 1984. George Orwell's chilling portrait of a dystopian future is cemented in popular culture as the most feared (and most possible) imagining of where our society is headed. Even those who've never cracked the book are wary of "Big Brother," and long after 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's future looms in the popular imagination. Headlong Theater Company has taken this vision and created a radical new staging that blurs the line between past and present, fiction and reality. Direct from smash hit performances on London's West End, the critically acclaimed production makes its U.S. debut on The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The groundbreaking novel is transformed into a thrillingly visceral experience that brings you terrifyingly close to Orwell's bleak vision of tomorrow. Please see the event description for a full schedule of informative pre- and post-show talks featuring dramaturg Jonathan Redding that are included with your ticket.
Pre- & Post-Show Talks:
Jan. 27, Feb. 2, 3 and 4, 2016 at 6:45pm: Pre-show lecture from dramaturg Jonathan Redding
Jan. 28, 2016 at 6:45pm: Pre-show lecture and post-show Q&A from dramaturg Jonathan Redding
This show is recommended for ages 14 and older due to scenes of torture, loud noises and flashing lights.
Running time: 101 minutes, with no intermission.