USF to Present 1984

December 1, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will present “1984,” a play based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, as their spring production.

“1984” tells the story of Winston Smith’s struggle under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother in the state of Oceania—where four Party Members force him to confess his thought-crimes before an unseen inquisitor (and the audience).

Performances will be presented Friday through Sunday, February 23-25 and March 2-4, at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street, Fort Wayne. Brad Beauchamp will direct.

Show times are:

Friday, February 23 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 24 – 8 p.m.

Sunday, February 25 – 2 p.m.

Friday, March 2 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 3 – 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 4 – 2 p.m.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 3 at 6 p.m. at the University of Saint Francis North Campus, 2702 Spring St.

Tickets will be available through the ArtsTix Community Box Office, 260-422-4226 or at a later date. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 12. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more. USF students, faculty and staff with a USF ID card can receive one free ticket for the play.

The production is made possible in part by the Marilyn and William Wunderlin Foundation.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.