Based on the novel by George Orwell

A new play by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

April 19 – May 12

The Circuit Playhouse

Winston Smith, living under the totalitarian rule of the Party, has the idea of writing a diary. It is a crime punishable by death and there is no way of knowing if he is being watched. He imagines two futures—in one, a future readership in a free society think of him as a hero; in the other he is caught, executed and forgotten. Perhaps both things are true. That day, during the obligatory “Two Minutes Hate,” he wondered who else might be harbouring thoughts of rebellion, and who may be working for the Thought Police. Winston starts the diary. He writes the year, so far as he knows it: 1984. This multi-award winning adaptation of George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world.

WARNING: Please view the show at your own discretion! This production includes situations, conversations, and technical usage that may be uncomfortable or unsuitable for some audience members. These include: (GUN SHOTS, PARTIAL NUDITY, STRONG LANGUAGE, NON-TOXIC HAZE, STROBE LIGHTING, SEXUAL SITUATIONS, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE & TORTURE)




Cast List

Winston – Danny Crowe
Julia – Brooke Papritz
O’Brien – Greg Boller
Charrington – Jason Gerhard
Parsons – David Hammons
Syme – Kevar Maffitt
Martin – Chase Ring
Mother – Claire Rutkauskas
Child – CJ Santo


Directed by Courtney Oliver
Assistant Director – John Smiley
Stage Manager – Savannah Thibodeaux
Scenic Designer/Technical Director/Production Manager – Phillip Hughen
Lighting Designer – Terry Eikleberry
Costume Designer – Lindsay Schmeling
Sound Designer – Carter McHann