1984 03/23–04/23Buy Tickets
WILLIAMSTON—Williamston Theatre takes a turn at classic literature with the Michigan Premiere of 1984 by George Orwell, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan. Performances begin Thursday, March 23 and run through Sunday, April 23.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can for the Ppreview on Thursday, March 23. Remaining preview tickets are $15.00. Starting opening night, adult tickets prices are $30.00 for Friday and Saturday evenings, $27.00 for Saturday and Sunday matinees and $25.00 for Thursday evenings. Senior citizens (65 and older) and members of the military receive a $2 discount on all tickets. Student tickets (with a valid student ID) remain $10 for all performances. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more (booked at least 1 week in advance through the Box Office). Tickets can be purchased Tuesday–Friday from 12:00-6:00 pm by calling (517) 655-SHOW (7469) or by visiting the Box Office, and ordered online up until 1 1/2 hours prior to the performance by visiting the website at www.williamstontheatre.org. Payment is required at the time the reservation is made.
1984 begins with five Preview performances starting Thursday, March 23. During the first four Previews audience members will have the opportunity to take part in the process of creating a show by participating in a talkback session with the director following each performance. The Official Opening Night is Friday, March 31 at eight o’clock with the show scheduled to run through Sunday, April 23. Performances will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at eight o’clock and Sunday matinees at two o’clock with additional three o’clock matinees on Saturdays starting April 1. The Conversation Sunday for 1984 is Sunday, April 9. Please note there will be no performance on Sunday, April 16 (Easter Sunday).
Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience – which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century, 1984 asks: “What does it mean to be an individual?” “What does it mean to be human?” (Contains mature language/content)
The cast of 1984 consists of Tobin Hissong, Curran Jacobs, John Lepard, Robin Lewis-Bedz, Brandy Joe Plambeck and David Wolber. The director is Williamston Theatre’s artistic director Tony Caselli. The production features scenic design by Kirk Domer, lighting design by Shannon Schweitzer, costume design by Holly Iler, sound design by Jason Painter Price and props design by Michelle Raymond. The stage manager is Paige Conway.