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George Orwell’s Classic ‘1984’ to be Staged March 5 at UW

March 2, 2020
Two men holding on to an escaping man on a stage
The classic “1984,” a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell, will be staged at the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. (Aquila Theatre Photo)

The classic “1984,” a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell, will be staged at the University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The production is the second performance of the spring UW Presents season.

Tickets for the performance cost $20 for the public; $17 for senior citizens, and UW faculty and staff; and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts box office and the Wyoming Union information desk, by calling (307) 766-6666 or by going online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

Written in 1949, Orwell’s timeless novel is adapted for the stage by Michael Sullivan and follows the story of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth and personal expression. New York City-based Aquila Theatre brings Orwell’s cautionary novel to the stage.

As the modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of “1984” provides a “space to appreciate the value of individual thought -- an evocative and timely narrative of personal freedom against political repression.” Today, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems and governments clash.

The resurgence of “1984” marks a widespread desire to understand the present moment by looking back as a means to look forward, according to the production company’s website. The company asks, “How far are we from realizing Orwell’s nightmare? Are we already there? Can there be more than one truth, more than one set of facts?”

The classic novel by one of literature’s most significant authors provides the kind of evocative and innovative storytelling that suits Aquila’s ensemble-driven, physical style. Aquila Theatre’s mission is to bring the greatest works to audiences worldwide.

For more information about the production company, visit the website at www.aquilatheatre.com/.

The spring 2020 UW Presents season features five performances. Visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/uwpresents/season-lineup/ for the spring season lineup. The next scheduled performance is the Bill Charlap Trio Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts concert hall.

Each year, UW Presents brings a variety of internationally known performers to the UW campus, often at ticket prices much less than at larger venues. UW Presents assists the university in its broad educational mission by presenting a balanced program of music, theater and dance, featuring performances by artists of national and international distinction.

All shows take place in either the Performing Arts Center or the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

For more information, call Philip Moline, director of UW Presents, at (307) 766-5139 or email pmoline@uwyo.edu.

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