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Photo Flash: AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2017-18 season with 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin*. 1984 will play September 14 - October 8, 2017 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129.

1984 features Ray Kasper* as Winston Smith, Sarah Lo as Julia, Amy Kasper* as O'Brien, Alexandra Bennett* as Parsons and Tim Larson* as Syme with Lauren Demerath, Lorraine Freund, Rory Jobst and Nora Lise Ulrey.

Based on the novel by George Orwell, 1984 is a terrifying and breathtaking view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government. Orwell asks what is left when freedom of speech, the press, love, and even the past are subject to authoritarian whims? Big Brother is watching. A theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative.

The production team for 1984 includes: Jeremiah Barr* (scenic design, props design, technical director), Aja Wiltshire* (costume design), Samantha Barr* (lighting design, sound design, production manager), Robert Tobin* (projection/video design), Ian Harris and Sara Pavlak McGuire* (voice overs), Matthew Hahn (dramaturg), Dana Anderson* (asst. director) and Heather Branham Green (stage manager).

*Denotes AstonRep Company Members.

Photos by Emily Schwartz.

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Photo Flash:  AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984
(front, l to r) Tim Larson, Alexandra Bennett and Ray Kasper with (back, l to r) Rory Jobst and Lauren Demerath in AstonRep Theatre Company’s production of 1984. Photo by Emily Schwartz.

Photo Flash:  AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984
(left to right) Sarah Lo and Ray Kasper in AstonRep Theatre Company’s production of 1984. Photo by Emily Schwartz.

Photo Flash:  AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984
(front center) Ray Kasper with (back, l to r) Nora Lisa Ulrey, Amy Kasper, Rory Jobst and Lauren Demerath in AstonRep Theatre Company’s production of 1984. Photo by Emily Schwartz.

Photo Flash:  AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984
(left to right) Sarah Lo and Ray Kasper in AstonRep Theatre Company’s production of 1984. Photo by Emily Schwartz.

Photo Flash:  AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984
(front to back) Ray Kasper and Rory Jobst in AstonRep Theatre Company’s production of 1984. Photo by Emily Schwartz.

Photo Flash:  AstonRep Theatre Company presents 1984
(left to right) Rory Jobst, Lauren Demerath, Amy Kasper, Ray Kasper and Sarah Lo in AstonRep Theatre Company’s production of 1984. Photo by Emily Schwartz.




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