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By George Orwell

April 10,11 17,18,19 24,25 May 1,2,3
(Preview April 9th & Matinees April 19 & May 3)

In George Orwell's 1984, it is April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him — and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. George Orwell's fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century presented as a stage thriller.

Directed by Kevin Sosbe

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(04/24/15) Love Waltzes In The Sherman Playhouse Opens Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-Winning 'Talley's Folly'

(04/18/15) Sherman Playhouse's 1984 Is Chilling and Thought Provoking By Alicia Dempster, OnStage Critics Circle Theatre Review

(04/16/15) Back to the future for Sherman's '1984' By Joanne Greco Rochman, Republican-American Theatre Review

(04/15/15) A Serious Night Of Theater In Sherman By Elizabeth Young, Newtown Bee Theatre Review

(04/15/15) 1984 - A Theatre Review by Mary Hembree
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Open auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace in May. Click here for additional information.

(04/22/15) The Sherman Playhouse Holds Casting Call for Arsenic and Old Lace May 11 & 12

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FYI: Just wrapped an Inside the Sherman Playhouse with Noel Desiato (seen here in the current production of 1984) TBA on air date. ... See moreSee less

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Check out what NVCC professor Washburn has to say about 1984 after he took his class last Friday:

Thanks again for letting my class attend 1984. The play was wonderful. Katie (my wife) and I both loved it and were thoroughly impressed by the quality of the production and the performances.

I'm looking forward to coming back to the Sherman Playhouse again, and I can't wait to hear my students' reactions to their experience.

Community and Culture Coming Together

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Our V.P. and Tech Director Al Chiappetta just lost his mom. Please send thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Great to have you a part of our family at the Playhouse. Godspeed. ... See moreSee less

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We're excited to be hosting Chester Washburn's English and Composition Class from Naugatuck Valley Community College at our Friday performance of 1984. Community and Culture Coming Together. ... See moreSee less

Thank you for a WONDERFUL performance of "1984." Outstanding performances and great production design all around! Bravo Viv Berger, Alex Echevarria, Kevin Sosbe, Vicki Sosbe, Noel Desiato, and the rest of the crew who I'm not connected with on Social Media. :) ... See moreSee less

FYI: All three excellent reviews of 1984 are on our home page towards the bottom. ... See moreSee less

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A sneak peak excerpt from Reviewer Mary Hembree's of Citizen News article on 1984 coming out this week.

"this is magnificent regional theatre. The actors are at the top of their art learning lines and going to rehearsals after hours at other endeavors. They do it for the sheer love of theatre. Attending a performance at The Sherman Playhouse is not only entertaining, it’s supporting local art and we must do that to keep it for ourselves and future generations."

Thanks Mary for your continued support!
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Excellent show last night. Thanks for a great night out! ... See moreSee less

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The guy on the left from Mass Appeal (1990) is back in the director's chair in a fury! See Kevin Sosbe's great and powerful production of 1984 opening tonight. ... See moreSee less

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Running at The Sherman Playhouse from April 10th to May 3rd. ... See moreSee less

Running at The Sherman Playhouse from April 10th to May 3rd.

Running at The Sherman Playhouse from April 10th to May 3rd.