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Up On The Main Stage
“1984,” written by George Orwell and adapted by Andrew White, makes its Southeast regional premiere on the Hippodrome Mainstage. The show runs Sept. 1 through Sept. 24, with previews on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31.
This theatrical adaption of Orwell’s literary masterpiece explores themes of erosion of privacy, destruction of identity and the role governments and media agencies have in shaping our lives. The story follows Winston, played by Hipp company member Niall McGinty, as he navigates a totalitarian world, where speech and thought are highly regulated.
The play unpacks the difference between truth and falsehood, a message that Hippodrome Artistic Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell said is relevant today.
“Orwell’s version of the future serves as a reminder to us: We need to be better,” she said. “This play dives straight into the dangers of restricting free speech and free press. When we reread ‘1984,’ we feel its message resonates with us more than ever. We’re excited to partner with UF to share this artistic journey with the Gainesville community.”