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George Orwell’s 1984 At The Gamm

1:22PM ON 05/01/2012
BY Beth Comery

1984

This isn’t even funny any more. We’ve just finished erecting a brand new, really tall skyscraper — the Freedom Tower — and it’s right there in New York City where the police department works with the C.I.A. and has cameras on every lamppost. I feel so free.

In a totalitarian world at war, with Big Brother watching and the Thought Police on his heels, Winston Smith clings stubbornly to his vision of a different future. What starts as an act of rebellion and hope rapidly unravels in a nightmare of doomed love, personal betrayal and the terrors of Room 101.

Adapted by Nick Lane, directed by Tony Estrella. Photo of Jim O’Brien (as Winston Smith) by Peter Goldberg.

Now through May 27, Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, 401.723.4266

3 Comments on “ George Orwell’s 1984 At The Gamm ”

  1. Does this adaptation feature a cover of the Eurythmics “Doubleplusgood”?

  2. Beth Comery

    Yes Jef. It’s in the big production number at the end.

  3. Yay!

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