Opening March 24
by George Orwell
Adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan directed by pug Bujuead
Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
Cast: Mark Alford, Maggie Ferguson-Wagstaffe, Xander Layden, Gabriel McClelland, Morgan Picton, John Serembe
Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization who, for the last 14 years, has been committed to making accessible, underrepresented, and “untamed” theater for the Olympia and greater Thurston County community. TAO is operated and maintained solely by a volunteer Board of Directors and staff dedicated to the mission and vision to produce great theater.
Two years ago, we inherited stewardship of The Midnight Sun Performance Space, an established institution in downtown Olympia and one of the only dedicated all-ages venues in the area.