On January 25, 2017, George Orwell’s “1984” became Amazon’s best-
selling book overall, nearly seventy years after it was first published.
Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr and William A. Miles’ adaptation for the
stage comes at an appropriate time.
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.
Opal Center will be presenting 1984 in January of 2024 as the opening
show of its season.