Orwell in America

Archived Show


Produced by:
Northern Stage
October 07 - October 30, 2016
Run Time:
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Show Info

By Joe Sutton
Directed by Peter Hackett
with Jamie Horton, Jeanna de Waal, and Casey Predovic

Award-winning playwright Joe Sutton imagines what might have happened if one of the 20th Century's most celebrated authors, George Orwell, had actually visited America.
In the first years after World War II the author of Animal Farm is chaperoned during an American book tour by a fetching young woman, whose job is to dissuade Orwell from telling Americans why he is a proud socialist.
Following its World Premiere at Northern Stage, Orwell in America makes its New York Premiere starring Jamie Horton (long-time leading actor from the Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theater Company) in the title role.

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Photo Caption: Jamie Horton in ORWELL IN AMERICA
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Jamie Horton and Jeanna de Waal in ORWELL IN AMERICA
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Casey Predovic and Jamie Horton in ORWELL IN AMERICA
Photo: Carol Rosegg
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Producing Company

Northern Stage

Northern Stage ( is a regional non-profit LORT-D professional theater company located in White River Junction, VT. Northern Stage actively engages its audiences with world-class productions and extensive educational and outreach programs in its new home, the Barrette Center for the Arts. Founded in 1997, the company has offered more than 150 professional productions of new works, classics, and musicals. Now in its 22nd Season, Northern Stage serves over 50,000 people. In 2014, the company launched a new play festival that has cultivated five world premiere productions and two Off-Broadway transfers. A robust educational program focuses on professional training in a nurturing and supportive environment for students of all ages. Offerings include student acting ensembles, a summer musical theater intensive, and an expansive theater-in-the-schools residency program. Northern Stage’s breadth of programming supports the company’s mission to “change lives, one story at a time.”

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