1984 Comes to Garden Theatre

What if one thought cost you everything? Following a wildly successful Broadway run, the nerve-jangling stage adaptation of 1984, George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, opens at Garden Theatre on March 1, 2019. Directed by Bobbie Bell, the Central Florida premiere of Winston's fight to remember the past and protect the future will run from March 1 - 17, 2019 on the Garden stage.

1984 presents a harrowing future in which a totalitarian government uses propaganda, brainwashing, constant surveillance, and torture to control its subjects. One of the most widely referenced and best-known fiction titles of all time, 1984 makes the dark implications of out-of-control state power feel urgent and real.

Winston remembers life before. Before the Washington Bomb, before the War, and before Big Brother began watching. He has a simple yet deadly idea: to write a journal. In a world where every movement is monitored by the authoritarian government and the secret Thoughtpolice, writing is forbidden. Winston's act of recording the abuses of the government is met with fatal consequences.

The cast features Brian Zealand as Winston Smith, Kristie Geng as Julia, Stephen Lima as O'Brien, Tommy Keesling as Parsons, Adonis Perez as Martin, Andrew Romano as Syme, Ryan Lynch as Charrington, Kristina Johnson as Mrs. Parsons, and Emily Stone as Child.

1984 will feel intimately real through the talents of Scenic Designer Steven Mitchell, Lighting Designer Ryan Finzelber, Costume Designer AJ Garcia, Sound Designer Jack Audet, and Props Designer Kyle Ransbottom.

In-show video by Nth Degree & Visual FX, Good Theory Studios.

Please note that this production contains strong adult language, partial nudity, flashing lights, strobe effects, smoking, gunshots, and graphic depictions of violence and torture. The production is not suitable for children under 13 years of age.

Tickets: $30 ($25 students/seniors/military). Groups of 10 or more can receive a discount on tickets and should call 407.877.4736 x208 or email groupsales@gardentheatre.org.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 407.877.4736 ext. 0, in person at the Garden Theatre Box Office at 160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, or online at gardentheatre.org.

Dates: March 1 - 17, 2019

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm

Saturday-Sunday at 2:00 pm | No performances on Saturday, March 9

The VIP Production Sponsor for 1984 is Tim's Wine Market. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts and Cultural Affairs Program, the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. Additional funding from United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

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