Congratulations to ORWELL IN AMERICA!

ORWELL IN AMERICA has opened to rave reviews in its Off-Broadway run at 59E59th Street Theater in New York City. The Department of Theater celebrates the extraordinary work of our faculty: director Peter Hackett, playwright Joe Sutton, and lead actor Jamie Horton. We also celebrate the work of our E-Term students who have been an integral part of the production's journey to New York City.

New York Times critic Ken Jaworowski writes, "Mr. Horton delivers perhaps the finest performance I’ve seen Off Broadway this year." Carlotta Morrison of Broadway World describes the production in glowing terms, noting that "Sutton has created a keen imagining of what may have occurred if Orwell had actually visited the United States on a book tour . . . This theatrical jewel entertains and captivates its audience.”  The New Yorker also gives high praise: "If Jamie Horton’s portrayal of Orwell—impatient, impassioned, impish, inappropriate—isn’t what he was really like, it sure is convincing, and he brings the writer’s ideas alive by sheer power of his imagined personality."

Congratulations to all of our faculty and students who are a part of this outstanding production!

For more information on ORWELL IN AMERICA and links to these reviews, please see:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/theater/review-orwell-in-america.html

http://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/BWW-Review-ORWELL-IN-A...

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/theatre/orwell-in-america-2