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  • Flux Factory 39-31 29th Street Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)


Based on the novel by George Orwell

Adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan


When everywhere you go is tracked, everything you say is heard, and everything you do is predetermined, what will be the consequences when you break free?

'1984', adapted from the internationally renowned novel of the same name originally published in 1949, tracks the journey of Winston Smith, a lowly cog in Big Brother's machine in the dystopian state of Oceania.  Winston has been brought to interrogation on the charge of Thoughtcrimes and it is through the 'help' of the Thought Police and an unseen grand inquisitor that Winston confesses is his acts of free thought, love, and rebellion...and you get a front row seat.

So ask yourself, what are the real consequences of freedom in a trapped world?  Is it worth it?

"Sullivan does an exemplary job of distilling '1984's political essence...to clear a path for its trenchant, and still sadly undated, critique." - Los Angeles Times

"This Michael Gene Sullivan adaptation of George Orwell's classic '1984' is multi-layered, intense and disturbing...exactly how it should be."  - The South China Morning Post

"Riveting, frightening, and provocative."  - Desert News

Winston Smith: B.K. Dawson
The Voice: Jerry Brown, Jr.
Thought Police: Ed Brown, Atalanta Siegel, Rob Mobley, Ben Adducchio

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