Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four hits theatre airwaves

Night Owl Theatre performs Nineteen Eighty-Four

WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. These are the slogans Big Brother uses to reassure the people of Oceania: a society tyrannized by surveillance technology and oppressed by the inescapable “Thought Police”. Directed by Neal Facey, the fall production of Night Owl Theatre is a multi-media stage adaptation by Alan Lyddiad which imaginatively interprets George Orwell’s timeless and prophetic masterpiece. Nineteen Eighty-Four revolves around Winston Smith’s dangerous, forbidden love affair with Julia. In Orwell’s dystopian world, true love is forbidden and punishable by death.

Starring Jacob Holloway as Winston Smith, Kara Burns as Julia and Brett Thomas as O’Brien and featuring the senior Theatre Company of Night Owl Theatre, the production team is also collaborating with the Video production students under the direction of Anne Marie Holmwood.

Nineteen Eighty-Four runs November 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and 26 at the Studio Theatre in Kelowna Secondary School. Show time is 8 pm each night. Tickets are available at the KSS Box Office starting November 15. Call 250-762-2805, extension 590 for more information. This innovative and provocative production is not to be missed.

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