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1984

1984

Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles Jr. From the novel by George Orwell.

Product Code: N15000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 14 actors.

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

In stock

Synopsis

The times and the fact that we publish the authorized stage adaptation of this Orwell classic demand some comment, and we quote Orwell himself. "I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don't let it happen. It depends on you." Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man's fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. As your cast presents the play, you will be participating in a theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code N15000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 95 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Senior Theatre | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295422
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Challenging play for advanced high school actors, also provided terrific design opportunities."
Review by Rod Hearn and Bruce Bryant, Galena High School, Reno, Nev.
"The play 1984 seemed perfect for this time in America's history. The script was adapted well, retaining all the important elements of Orwell's story."
Review by Melissa Byers, Hempfield High School, Landisville, Pa.
"This was truly an unforgettable experience. The show was amazing, as was our set. The audience was blown away by the acting, set and projections!!"
Review by Laura Anderle-Smith, Nathan Hale High School, Milwaukee, Wis.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Definitely be sure to utilize lights and sound to indicate the passage of time. I also added an ensemble of guards and party members to keep the stage filled at all times. This supported the idea that someone is always watching."
Tip by Britnee Kenyon, Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
"If you use technology to your advantage, this can be a visually wonderful show."
Tip by Ben Parker, Alvarado I.S.D., Alvarado, Texas

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
George Mason University - TheaterSpace Fairfax Virginia 10/4/2018 10/15/2018
Pentacle Theatre Salem Oregon 7/6/2018 7/28/2018
Chickasaw Civic Theatre Chickasaw Alabama 6/22/2018 6/24/2018
Norte Vista High Riverside California 10/25/2018 10/27/2018
Central United Methodist Church Waterford Twp Michigan 11/9/2018 11/18/2018
Vortex, Inc. Albuquerque New Mexico 10/25/2018 11/18/2018
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Illinois 4/4/2019 4/14/2019
San Joaquin Delta College - Tillie Lewis Theatre Stockton California 4/26/2019 5/5/2019
Lake Forest High School Lake Forest Illinois 1/31/2019 2/2/2019
Trinity High School St Matthews Kentucky 10/24/2018 11/3/2018
Greenfield High Greenfield Wisconsin 11/8/2018 11/10/2018
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Kitchener Ontario 2/28/2019 3/2/2019

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