Drama Department Performs George Orwell's "1984"
Waxahachie, TX – March 1, 2011 – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Communication Arts department performs George Orwell’s “1984” this Thursday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 6th. Admission to the play is free with limited seating.
SAGU’s rendition of “1984” is directed by alumna Cara Miles, under the supervision of drama instructor Ursula Gutierrez.
Performances take place in McCafferty Hall at the following times:
Thursday, March 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 – 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 – 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are available on SAGU’s campus in the Sheaffer Full Life Center lobby and the Drama office on the 3rd floor of the Farmer Administration Building.
George Orwell crafted “1984” in the late 1940s to voice his concerns about future political and societal ramifications of Communism. His response was a dystopian fiction novel based upon a world run by totalitarian government devoid of religion and relationship. The government, “Big Brother,” implements 24-hour surveillance and mind control and regulation of its citizens.
The selection of “1984” is a departure from previous shows selected by the SAGU Drama Department (“Pride & Prejudice,” “It’s A Wonderful Life,” and “Arsenic and Old Lace”). The intent behind its selection is to depict the results of a culture where faith is controlled by the State.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associates, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online.