Tonight @ Alchemist Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 16, 2012
Michael Gene Sullivan's adaptation of 1984 taps into the disturbing universal elements of George Orwell's dystopian classic. The play consists of two extended interrogation scenes separated by an intermission in a vivid Project Empty Space production at the Alchemist Theatre. Christopher Elst plays Winston, a man who is asked to answer for his personal activities. Party members grill the man on his life events, re-enacting them for him in an effort to get him to understand the error of his ways. At the center of it all is a striking, chilling performance by Michael Keiley. His is the voice you hear throughout the play. When Keiley appears onstage, Winston's dark reformation is nearly complete.