War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.
Don’t worry, we’re not taken over by the thought police.
Yet. But 1984 is coming to the U.S. with or without the current presidential run. Just on Broadway though, for now.
Written by Eric Arthur Blair (who you guys may know by his pen name, George Orwell), the book 1984 has been referenced in many other works of fiction and media.
The work was meant to serve as a warning of when a government proceeds to take too much control over the people it governs over and enforces laws that restrict the people’s way of life ad even way of thinking.
Thanks to the recent rise of dystopian novels (and their popularity, we have NO idea why), the pivotal book has gained a theater production that isn’t as campy as the rest of the broadway line-up for 2017-18, at the Hudson Theater.
According to TimeOut NY, Co-creators Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have created a modern adaption that mimics a biography set in 2050.
The play, just like the book, is a sobering experience that potential U.S. viewers may watch and nervously make connotations with the how our government wants to control what news we receive, alter our education system, and giving alternative facts, while having access to our devices invasively.
For our safety, of course.
But hey...it's only a novel right? Right.
We can't wait to see this fun, totally not that relevant play! On a completely unrelated note, who's excited to watch another season of Big Brother or some other