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Get ready for some nautical japes: Chicago-based acting company The Hypocrites return to Oberon, the American Repertory Theater’s second space (through March 20), with another of their remixed, amped-up Gilbert and Sullivan productions.
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A versatile player, the Georgetown grad has spread social awareness (her YouTube short “Black Girl Yoga”), written and performed her own one-woman memoir about mental health (“Fufu and Oreos”) and will now make her theatrical singing debut in this show directed by Company One co-founder, Shawn LaCount.
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When action finally erupts about two thirds of the way through, the impact is overwhelming.
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George Orwell’s seminal work anticipated not just the surveillance state, but the destruction of language that enables the manipulation of thought.
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Themes of ‘1984’ remain a conversation starter
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1984‘s theatrical vision of authoritarianism in action is not for the faint of heart.
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This production is a stunning example of the ability of live theater to immerse an audience in the story, to make them feel what the characters feel, and to leave them thinking about what it all means.
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The American Repertory Theater is hosting a British production of George Orwell’s “1984” that should shake the cobwebs from your head about a book that many of us last read in high school and barely remember.
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The show now onstage at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge adapted and directed by Robert Icke & Duncan Macmillan is visually shocking and hauntingly acted, a nightmare of twisted reality, torture, and paranoia made flesh.
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The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge is giving audiences a chance to revisit the dystopian novel (originally published in 1949) with a fresh look.
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