AstonRep Theatre Company Presents


Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr.
& William A. Miles Jr.
From the novel by George Orwell
Directed by Robert Tobin
September 14 – October 8, 2017
The West Stage @ The Raven Theatre Complex
6157 N. Clark     Chicago, IL 60660

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AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2017-18 season with 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell’s classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert OwensWilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin1984 will play September 14 – October 8, 2017 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Friday, September 15 at 8 pm.

Based on the novel by George Orwell, 1984 is a terrifying and breathtaking view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government. Orwell asks what is left when freedom of speech, the press, love, and even the past are subject to authoritarian whims? Big Brother is watching. A theatrical event that is both powerful and disturbingly provocative.

The production team for 1984 includes: Jeremiah Barr* (scenic design, technical director), Aja Wiltshire* (costume design), Samantha Barr* (lighting design, sound design, production manager), Robert Tobin* (projection/video design), Matthew Hahn (dramaturg) and Dana Anderson* (asst. director).

Ray Kasper(Winston Smith)
Sarah Lo (Julia)
Amy Kasper (O’Brien)
Alexandra Bennett (Parsons)
Tim Larson – (Syme)
Lorraine Freund – (Landlady)
Rory Jobst – (Martin/Ensemble)
Nora Lise Ulrey– (Ensemble)
Lauren Demerath- (Ensemble)

Robert Tobin – Director
Dana Anderson – Assistant Director
Heather Branham Green – Stage Manager
Matthew Hahn – Dramaturg
Jeremiah Barr – Technical Director/Scenic Designer/Props Designer
Samantha Barr – Production Manager/Lighting Designer/Sound Designer
Aja Wiltshire– Costume Designer
Lea Tobin – Box Office Manager
David Rosenberg – Publicist
Emily Schwartz – Photographer
Derek Bertelsen – Associate Artistic Director