Santa Monica Public Library presents Big Brother is Watching: The Urgency of Orwell’s 1984

December 21, 2015

Santa Monica Public Library presents Big Brother is Watching: The Urgency of Orwell’s 1984

          Santa Monica, California – The Santa Monica Public Library is proud to present the lecture and discussion Big Brother is Watching: The Urgency of Orwell’s 1984 on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
           Join The Broad Stage dramaturg Jonathan Redding for a conversation on the Headlong Theatre’s new adaptation of 1984 and the continued relevance of the novel in a world of surveillance capabilities even George Orwell could not have imagined.
            Direct from smash hit performances on London’s West End, the critically acclaimed Headlong Theater Company makes its US debut with a radical new staging that blurs the line between past and present, fiction and reality. George Orwell’s groundbreaking novel about the destructive powers of Big Brother is transformed into a thrillingly visceral experience with 1984. “A superbly handled multimedia speculation on the nature of truth that never lets the audience off the hook” (The Guardian), 1984 is a staggering theatrical feat that brings us terrifyingly close to Orwell’s dystopian vision of tomorrow.  The production runs from January 8 through February 6 at The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica.
           This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis.  The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible.  For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event.  For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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