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A man in an orange prison jumpsuit screaming at the ceiling. The title 1984, looms over head.Homegrown & Open Doors Highlight


Friday, November 10, 2023 8:00 PM - Sunday, December 10, 2023 2:00 PM (PST)


Adapted from George Orwell by the Bay Area's own Michael Gene Sullivan, 1984 is a ferocious and provocative retelling of the prescient and iconic novel. Big Brother's surveillance state seeks to control not just our bodies but our minds as well, reaching into every corner of our lives. Accused of Thoughtcrime, Winston Smith faces an interrogation that will reveal his struggle for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with paranoia and violence. Can the yearning for freedom be extinguished? Or is our shared humanity more powerful than any forces of repression? Experience the novel come to life with shocking relevance in this brilliant adaptation on the Aurora stage.

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This production has achieved two TBA Highlights! 


The Homegrown Achievement. This production is creating jobs and creative opportunities right here in the Bay Area.

The Open Doors Achievement. This production has taken tangible, intentional steps to increase access for Bay Area audiences.

What are TBA Highlights? We're honoring incredible productions across the Bay that are driving the future of theatre forward. The Highlights program uplifts specific shows that have met the important benchmarks required to earn one (or more) of our four achievements: Homegrown Achievement, Going Green Achievement, Reflection Achievement, and Open Doors Achievement. When you see one of these badges you can expect to see theatre produced, rehearsed, and performed according to these values.


$20 - $75

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison St
Berkeley, California 94704 United States
Event Contact
Dayna Kalakau
Friday, November 10, 2023 8:00 PM - Sunday, December 10, 2023 2:00 PM (PST)
Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 PM Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8 PM Sunday at 2 PM
East Bay
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