1984 at the Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre and the UF School of Theatre + Dance proudly present

“1984” on stage through September 24

On Stage Now! 8 Performances a Week
Tuesdays at 7pm | Wednesdays at 7pm |Thursdays at 7pm | Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 5pm & 8:30pm | Sundays at 2pm & 7pm
Tickets at the Hippodrome Box Office: (352) 375-4477 and thehipp.org.
Parental advisory: This play contains full nudity and adult content.
The Hippodrome Theatre and the UF School of Theatre + Dance partner to bring George Orwell’s dystopia to life. “1984,” written by George Orwell and adapted by Andrew White, makes its Southeast regional premiere on the Hippodrome Mainstage.
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.”

REVIEWS

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

CAST

 
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

Creative

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