Peter Hackett

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!

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.



Fall MainStage Production:

Don Juan Comes Back From the War

Translation by Christopher Hampton of Ödön von Horváth’s 1936 drama

Take a journey through a blasted, post-apocalyptic landscape with one of history’s most notorious lovers as he searches for his lost love...but encounters a new kind of woman! A darkly comic classic, Don Juan Comes Back from the War is a timeless tale of epic tragedy and scintillating humor.


BILL CLARKE set design

LAURIE CHURBA costume design

DAN KOTLOWITZ lighting design

DAVID REMEDIOS sound design

VERONICA BURT '16 stage management

Performance Dates were  November 6-15 in the Moore Theater.