1984 (MidCity Productions)
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1984 (MidCity Productions)
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1984 (MidCity Productions) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
85%
Mixed
11%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent

About the Show

MidCity Productions presents a stage adaptation of George Orwell's iconic novel about one man's struggle for freedom in a dystopian society.

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Member Reviews (27)

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464 Reviews | 128 Followers
68
Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy, Ambitious, Excruciatingly loud !

See it if You have read 1984 and are curious about how a stage adaption would work. You are wanting to see every show currently on Broadway.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate frequent extremely loud sound effects. You are looking for humor. There is very little in this horrific vision of future.

265 Reviews | 49 Followers
84
Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You like the novel/film. Intense and good acting, or were born in 1984- like me.

Don't see it if You're late. Flux is hard-to-find. It's obscure. Warehouse locks if even a few minutes late. Luckily, a friend of theatre had keys &I got in

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy dramas that resonate with current events, or if you like small, smart productions of classic stories.

Don't see it if You want something light-hearted or fluffy, or only enjoy large, fully-staged productions.

122 Reviews | 21 Followers
70
Clever, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are interested in a stage adaptation of Orwell's work.

Don't see it if You are triggered by scenes of torture.

69 Reviews | 22 Followers
74
Great acting, Confusing, Intense

See it if You enjoy end of the world conspiracies or you want to know what life would be like in a distopian state.

Don't see it if You get distracted lately, need an upbeat comical theatrical experience.

68 Reviews | 16 Followers
71
Intense, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like-George Orwell-the book/film-somber plays tackling societal issues-dark thought provocking resonant material

Don't see it if you don't like-strong language-scenes of torture-dystopian society plays. you want-a lighthearted piece-drama with levity/comic relief

63 Reviews | 21 Followers
63
Long, Relevant, Confusing

See it if You enjoy longer thought pieces and a reflective material.

Don't see it if It's long and at times hard to get through. But there are a few moments when it breaks through and gives you something to reflect on

50 Reviews | 26 Followers
75
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like the book. Like intimate performances spaces. Enjoy drama.

Don't see it if Want a fancy theater experience. Want to see a comedy.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
November 11th, 2016

"A well-acted and timely adaptation of the famous novel examining oligarchy and mind control...Director Dave Stishan effectively creates the environment of a dystopia along with the design team...The actors portray with convincing clarity the homogeneous members of a society that praises conformity and loathes individuality...Orwell's '1984' presents a stark, clear image of what the 'worst' would be like, and shows how close it is to our reality."
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