The Sherman Playhouse proudly kicks off its 2015 theatrical season on April 10 with George Orwell’s dystopian classic, “1984,” adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr.
It’s April 1984, the clocks have struck 13, and comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love in a world ruled by three totalitarian powers. The state, given the moniker of “Big Brother,” watches every move Smith makes. At any moment, Big Brother can open the mysterious door to Room 101, and force Smith to confront a terrifying future even more twisted than the present in which he now lives in “1984.”
The production features some of the area’s most outstanding actors: Denise James (Roxbury), Viv Berger (Middlebury), Maya Daley (Danbury), Carly Phypers and Bruce Tredwell (both Brewster, NY), Chris Marker, Noel Desiato and Steven Stott (all Sherman), and Alex Echevarria, Mary-Genevieve Moisan, Beth Bonnabeau, and Vicki Sosbe (all New Milford).
“1984” is under the direction of Kevin Sosbe of New Milford.
“1984” runs April 10,11 17,18,19 24,25 May 1,2,3. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on April 19 and May 3. Tickets for all shows are $22 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.
On Thursday, April 9, all patrons are invited to attend a “Half-Price Preview Night” at 8:00 p.m. where all tickets are only $11. Students may see any performance for only $11 if they pay in cash only at the door and carry a valid student ID. Students may not make reservations in advance for a performance.
Reservations can be made online at www.shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.
The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse) in Sherman, CT.