Northern Stage presents Joe Sutton's drama about what might have happened if celebrated 20th-century English author, George Orwell, had actually visited America. More…
In this alternate history play set right after World War II, the author of 'Animal Farm' is chaperoned during an American book tour by a fetching young woman who must dissuade him from telling Americans why he is a proud socialist. 'Orwell in America' makes its New York premiere starring Jamie Horton (former leading actor of the Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theater Company) in the title role.
See it if you want to see great acting by Jamie Horton; you are interested in politics then and now; you don't mind George Orwell remaining a mystery.
Don't see it if wordy plays centering on the politics of Animal Farm are not interesting to you; you want to see a well edited story with the fat cut out.
See it if you enjoy plays involving one-on-one dialogue and not much else. Explores the developing relationship between Orwell and his publicist.
Don't see it if Plays with little "action" bore you. You are totally disinterested in Orwell's philosophy or personality. You prefer musicals.
See it if Are interested in a well written, and acted play about George Orwell which relates to our current political climate .
Don't see it if If you only prefer light and not complex social and political issues
See it if you want to see a shallow story. A fictional visit to the U.S. Mostly about Orwell's lecherous interest in his 28 yr old publicist.
Don't see it if you prefer more insightful biographical shows
See it if U r an Orwell fan, can appreciate v interesting discourse on Socialism, intelligent relationship between 2 people w/strong wills & history~
Don't see it if This type of literary play bores you, you're looking for an easy show or would find a play with a lot of dialogue & not much action tiring.
See it if you are a fan of Orwell and want a very talky show about socialism. Two strong characters. Great acting.
Don't see it if Not a fan of Orwell. Want a show with more action.
See it if you want to see a story about George Orwell's political views in an imagined book tour of usa.
Don't see it if don't have any interest in George Orwell's politics
See it if You like an intelligent play between 2 character, one being George Orwell. If you like strong personalities and learning about Animal Farm.
Don't see it if You want a classic drama or comedy. If you don't want to think or learn or form opinions or care to find out more about Orwells books.
See it if You are interested in the issue of Communism vs Socialism...and appreciate fine acting
Don't see it if Socio-political issues such as this do not interest you.
Also The lead actor was superb!
See it if Thought-provoking two-person play with an outstanding performance by Jamie Horton as George Orwell explicating his writings and philosophy.
Don't see it if Not an outstanding play but well directed and worthwhile nevertheless
See it if enjoy political discussions that are intelligent and unusual. Along with some nice chemistry in the leads.
Don't see it if you are looking for a deep drama.
See it if you are interested in the complexities of George Orwell politics and how they are still relevant today.
Don't see it if you have no interest in George Orwell.
See it if you are interested in Orwell, post-WW2 and the political confusion of the world during that time. See it if you want an intelligent play.
Don't see it if you are looking for constant laughter and just a relaxing show with lot's of comedy.
See it if you can bear to see a fascinating premise squandered. There are strong, interesting themes, but the script has ADD. Repetitive, unfocused.
Don't see it if you demand a strong script. This one needs work. Acting is good, but the ingenue's role is horribly imagined. This should be a solo show.
See it if There is no film of Orwell, but Jamie Horton nails him. An imagined American book tour. Young woman publicist tries to temper his socialism
Don't see it if As if the post-war politics were not enough, the play over-dramatizes Orwell's pursuit of the publicist -- a sort of reverse "Heisenberg"
See it if Orwell is someone you feel was unfairly received in the states. This is well-written and well-meaning, but ultimately a bit dull.
Don't see it if Orwell as portrayed is brilliant but unrelatable and that affects the arc. No real tension on stage and the one theme revolves endlessly