war is peace, & ignorance is strength

Written more than 60 years ago, George Orwell's 1984 is undoubtedly one of the most visionary novels of the 20th century and is one of those rare books that becomes more relevant with the passing of time. (We need not mention that the National Security Agency has confessed to monitoring the activity of millions of Americans not suspected of crimes to understand the book's modern implications, do we?) On Monday night, actor, director and playwright Michael Gene Sullivan brings a special performance from the stage adaptation of 1984, authorized by Orwell's estate and featuring a small cast of actors. The segment to be enacted is the part where Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before the unseen inquisitor and the Booksmith audience, who will act as silent witnesses to his torture.

Mon., July 22, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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