1984

August 11-19, 2017

 

”┬áSometimes, when the stars are aligned just right, the choices match up with the evening news. Such is the case with the current production directed by Christopher Lupia.” – Tony Curulla, syracuse.com

1984 is based on the dystopian novel by English author George Orwell. It is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system under the control of a privileged elite of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrime.” The tyranny is epitomised by Big Brother, the party leader. Little do they realize that Big Brother is always watching.


Cast & Production Team

Winston: Derek Powell
Julia: Jackie Bleich
Symes: David Dean
Parsons: Leila Dean
Gladys: Amber Bates
O’Brien: Jeremiah Thompson
Martin: Jordan Twiss
Guard 1: Chris Shepeed
Guard 2: Chris Toia
Goldstein: Keith Arlington
Big Brother: John Brackett
Landlady: Binaifer Dabu
Messenger: Alyssa Keim
Coffee Vendor: Peyton VanBoden
Loudspeaker: Bruce Coville

Director: Christopher James Lupia
Producer: Kasey Polly
Stage Manager: Keith Arlington
Light Designer: Liam Fitzpatrick
Sound Designer: Rob Searle
Costume Designer: Korrie Taylor