1984

Watch this interview with playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, adaptor of 1984.

1984 by George Orwell
adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan 

March 10 - 26, 2022
18th & Union, 1406 18th Ave, Seattle WA

1984 is the story of Winston Smith, an insignificant party member 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 "assistance" of four Party Members who reenact scenes from his diary, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor.  

This production of 1984 originally opened on February 21, 2020. The production returned to Seattle's 18th & Union two years to the week after it had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A spectacular, riveting telling... -Broadway World

This production of 1984 closed on March 26, 2022.

The Complete Original Cast Returns  
Ryan Higgins - Winston Smith
K. Brian Neel - First Party Member
Marianna de Fazio - Second Party Member
Brad Cook - Third Party Member
Lyam White - Fourth Party Member
Michael Ramquist - O'Brien

Creative Team
José Amador, Assistant Director  
Will Darling, Set Designer 
Marcia Davis, Production Photographer
David Gassner, Director and Producer  
Emma Hagerman, Stage Manager  
Cole Hornaday, Props Designer  
May Nguyen Lee, Fight Choreographer  
Amber Lynn Parker, Lighting Designer  
K.D. Schill, Costume Designer  
Robertson Witmer, Sound Designer