1984 at the Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre and the UF School of Theatre + Dance

“1984” hits the Hippodrome Mainstage on Sept. 1

1984 | A Southeast regional premeire

Discount Previews  | Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
Opening Night | Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.
$10 Tuesday | Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at the Hippodrome Box Office: (352)375-4477 and thehipp.org.
The Hippodrome Theatre and the UF School of Theatre + Dance will partner to bring George Orwell’s dystopia to life this fall.
“1984,” written by George Orwell and adapted by Andrew White, makes its Southeast regional premiere on the Hippodrome Mainstage. The show runs Sept. 1 through Sept. 24, with previews on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31.
This theatrical adaption of Orwell’s literary masterpiece explores themes of erosion of privacy, destruction of identity and the role governments and media agencies have in shaping our lives. The story follows Winston, played by Hipp company member Niall McGinty, as he navigates a totalitarian world, where speech and thought are highly regulated.
The play unpacks the difference between truth and falsehood, a message that Hippodrome Artistic Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell said is relevant today.
“Orwell’s version of the future serves as a reminder to us: We need to be better,” she said. “This play dives straight into the dangers of restricting free speech and free press. When we reread ‘1984,’ we feel its message resonates with us more than ever. We’re excited to partner with UF to share this artistic journey with the Gainesville community.”
Content advisory: This play contains nudity and adult content.


“A chilling, hard-hitting stage adaptation.” – The Chicago Sun-Times
“Skillful blend of grimy proletariat despair and slick multimedia collage.” – Chicago Tribune


Top Row:
Winston: Niall McGinty
Julia: Maya Naff
O’Brein: VC Heidenreich
Charrington: Sara Morsey
Ampleforth: Orlando Mendez
Syme: Laura Shatkus


Bottom Row:
Instructor: Kristina Johnson
Goldstein: Michael Krek
Parsons: Thiago Palma
News anchor: Jeff Drushal
Katie: Amanda Hayter
Tillotsen: Diego Zozaya


Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell
Stage Manager Amber Wilkerson
AEA ASM Lizzi Nehls
ASM Carley Selah
Production Manager Robert P. Robins
Technical Director Michael A. Eaddy
Costume Designer Jessica Nilacala Kreitzer
Costume Shop Foreman Jillian Parzych
Wardrobe Nicole Williams
Wardrobe Rebecca Klopp
Lighting Designer Robert P. Robins
Video Designer Michael Clark
Master Electrician Neil Bearden
Scenic Designer Mihai Ciupe
Sound Designer Amanda Yanes
Props Designer Timothy J. Dygert
Production Assistant Chris Kozak
UF Production Manager Jenny Goelz
Assistant Lighting Designer Natori Cummings-Haynes