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Los Altos Stage Company: ‘1984’

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DOUBLESPEAK: George Orwell's dystopian vision feels more prescient than ever.

DOUBLESPEAK: George Orwell's dystopian vision feels more prescient than ever.

Anyone who has passed high school English knows the story. Facts are manipulated or fabricated outright, an unnervingly docile populace is endlessly tracked and surveilled through the use of personal electronic devices. This is the world George Orwell predicted back in 1949 with his seminal, then-science fiction work, 1984. Disillusioned with the Cold War and the human atrocities of the early 20th century, Orwell penned the novel as an illustration of a dystopia that could be. Los Altos Stage Company are looking to revisit Orwell’s classic story with a doubleplusgood stage adaption by Michael Gene Sullivan. The show runs through Feb. 18.

1984
Thu, Jan 25, 8pm, $20+
Bus Barn Theatre, Los Altos

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