1984

by Michael Gene Sullivan (adapted from the novel by George Orwell)
Directed by Carin Bratlie
October 17-26, 2014
Performing at Intermedia Arts

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

In this innovative adaptation of the classic George Orwell novel, the story begins in the interrogation room. Winston is questioned about his thoughtcrime against the nation and held accountable by a handful of hive-mind party members who draw upon his memories and his actions. He will learn—as we all must—that truth is not for discovery. It is a burden that has been gloriously lifted from us, allowing us to march into victory stronger, and we thank Big Brother for that mercy and protection.
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The Woodsman

By Steven Fechter
Directed by Erik Hoover
March 7-22, 2015
Performed at Nimbus Theater

Make good choices.

Most people harbor a darkness in their mind and struggle against it… most win. Some don’t. After twelve years in prison, a convicted child molester moves back to his home town determined not to lose the struggle this time. His effort is complicated by the woman in his bed, the police officer in his shadow, and the grade school across the street. Prejudice. Suspicion. Temptation. Recognition. Sometimes the only way to triumph over darkness is to meet it with darkness, and live in hope that forgiveness will someday follow.
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The Illusion

by Tony Kushner
freely adapted from L’Illusion Comique by Pierre Corneille
Directed by Carin Bratlie
June 12-28, 2015
Performing in the inaugural season at Park Square Theatre’s Andy Boss Thrust Stage

I have seen a most splendid vision.

After his son runs off to find his fortune, Pridamant seeks the aid of an eccentric illusionist; a sorcerer with the ability to conjure images and dreams. Scenes from the son’s life marvelously appear before them, each an exotic and perplexing situation, each more inexplicable than the last, with varying names, shifting places, and dizzying rivalries. Adapted by Tony Kushner from Pierre Corneille’s classic comedy, The Illusion reveals the boy’s fate only at the very end, for better or for worse, and that it’s not quite what his father was led to believe.
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