Fall 2016: Orwell In America


by Joe Sutton '76

(Open Preview/Final Dress Rehearsal Performances)

September 29, 30 and October 1 @ 7:30 PM
The Bentley Theater

Supported by Dartmouth's Experiential Learning Initiative and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.

Free (unticketed) and open to the public.  Post-show discussions with cast follow each performance. 

Starring Jamie Horton and Jeanna de Waal, directed by Peter Hackett '75.

More information can be found HERE.

Don't miss the chance to see Final Dress Rehearsal Performances of this production in the Bentley Theater before it moves to its off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters in October.


  • Friday, September 16, 12-1 PM. Join the cast and artistic staff of the project for our "brown bag lunch" (bring your own) in the Bentley Theater.  Director Peter Hackett and Playwright Joe Sutton will talk about taking the script "from page to stage."  Actors will read scenes and discuss the evolution of their performances.  FREE.
  • Saturday, October 1 at 4:30 PM. Join us for a pre-show panel discussion giving historical and political context to Orwell in America. Panelists will be Andrew Samwick from Rockefeller Center, Dean Lacy, Chair of Government, and playwright Joe Sutton.  Post-war Europe, democratic socialism, Orwell himself and other issues touched on by the play will be discussed in a lively conversation with a Q&A to follow.  You are encouraged to attend the 7:30 PM Open Rehearsal.  FREE.