Part of ArtSpring Cape Cod, a grass-roots collaboration between multiple arts and culture organizations across the region occurring in the spring of 2017.
Tickets are now available for George Orwell’s 1984 at the Tilden Arts Center this April as part of ArtSpring Cape Cod. According to Tilden Arts Center Coordinator Vana Trudeau, "the goal of ArtSpring Cape Cod is to engage as many artists, organizations, and communities as possible in a festival that explores the important and topical theme of 'Freedom of Expression'."
Published in 1949, the novel and subsequent stage adaptations are set in a world of constant war, ever present government surveillance, and, most notably, a political system dominated by a cult of personality and control of independent thinking by means of a constructed language called "newspeak" and a prohibition on "thoughtcrime."
"For centuries, the notion of free thought or expression has plagued scholars, playwrights and philosophers alike," comments Trudeau. "Orwell's 1984 drives a sharp spike into our consciousness by revealing a world where free expression isn’t simply restricted, but systematically erased."