The Aquila Theatre Shows Audiences That This George Orwell Masterpiece Is Still Relevant
In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings 1984, George Orwell’s cautionary novel, to the Lied stage. As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems, and governments clash against political repression. “Big Brother” is always watching.
Winston Smith, living under the totalitarian rule of the Party, has the idea of writing a diary. It is a crime punishable by death and there is no way of knowing if he is being watched. He imagines two futures—in one, a future leader in a free society thinks of him as a hero; in the other, he is caught, executed and forgotten. Perhaps both things are true. That day, during the obligatory “Two Minutes Hate,” he wondered who else might be harboring thoughts of rebellion, and who may be working for the Thought Police. Winston starts the diary.
He writes the year, so far as he knows it: 1984. This multi-award-winning adaptation of George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world. This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from Gold Event Sponsors Art and Chris Zygielbaum.
George Orwell's 1984 will play at the Lied Center for Performing Arts this Tuesday, February 18th. The Lied Center is a national leader in presenting artists and collaborations normally seen only in the country’s major metropolitan centers, such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.liedcenter.org. For additional information, please call (402) 472-4747.
At Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Lied Center for Performing Arts
301 North 12th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508