September 7 - October 7, 2019
Imago Theatre

Always under the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston has nowhere to turn and no one to trust as anyone or anything could be running surveillance on behalf of the government. The Thought Police monitor society and dole out nightmarish punishments on behalf of the authoritarian Party, who propagandize ‘Ignorance is Strength’. Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is an intense theatrical reflection of how far technology and falsifying reality has come.

Awards for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play (People, Places & Things): Duncan Macmillian

2016 Laurence Olivier Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director (Oresteia): Robert Icke

2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show (Every Brilliant Thing): Duncan Macmillian

2012 Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play (Lungs): Duncan Macmillian

“astonishing, riveting, and almost literally shocking”
– Steven Suskin, The Huffington Post


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Imago Theatre

128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209


Show Sponsors

Bob & Janet Conklin
Tom Gifford & Patti Fisher
Leonard & Susan Magazine

Season Sponsors

Colliers International
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Nossa Famila Coffee
Regional Arts & Culture Council
The Shubert Foundation Inc.
US Bank
Wood Partners
Rafati’s Catering
Cultural Trust
Howard S. Wright
The Kinsman Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Oregon Community Foundation
Ronni Lacroute
David & Christine Vernier