About 1984

This production originally opened on February 21, 2020. The production returns two years to Seattle's 18th & Union two years to the week fater it had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is the story of Winston Smith, an insignificant party member in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal "assistance" of four Party Members who reenact scenes from his diary, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor. 

Tickets are available for both in-person and live stream audiences. If you purchase an in-person ticket, you can exchange for a live stream ticket at any time; just email us at [email protected] 

All tickets are available on a sliding-scale “Choose Your Own Price” basis. The “Watch Party” ticket for live streams is intended for use when you have 2 or more audience members watching the stream on a single screen.

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
(Copyright, 1949) by permission of Bill Hamilton as the Literary Executor of the Estate of the Late Sonia Brownell Orwell, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan.

Radial Theater Project

Since its establishment in 2011, Radial Theater Project has been dedicated to creating and presenting original and innovative theatrical works in collaboration with local theater artists. Past world premieres include Karaoke Suicide is Painless by Celene Ramadan, 99 Layoffs by Vincent Delaney, Beating Up Bachman by Wayne Rawley, Aisle 9 and Profile conceived by Aimée Bruneau, and two themed anthologies of short commissioned scripts, Cell Phone Waiting Lot and The Pandemic Plays. Other past productions include Hostages by Yussef El Gundi and An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch. In 2015, Radial Theater Project presented Locally Grown, a festival of new works by local theater artists, that included the first full-length version of Sara Porkalob's Dragon Lady.

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