Stillwater News Press

November 14, 2012

Orwell's "1984" coming to Black Box Studio Theatre at Stillwater High School

By Chase Rheam
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — A group of Stillwater High School students will perform a stage production of a classic novel.

The cast of approximately 14 actors will perform George Orwell’s “1984” three days on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Black Box Studio Theatre in the Stillwater Performing Arts Center.

Director Lisa Larios said she wanted to do something that had not been done before.

“I like experimental theater,” Larios said. “It’s one of my favorite genres to direct in. We’re trying some very unusual things. We’re staging it in a thrust setting.”

A thrust stage setting includes audience on three sides of the performers.

“The reason I picked that type of staging was because I wanted it to be something different that we’ve never done before and it kind of catered to the play,” she said.

The three-act play is for mature audiences due to the subject of the play.

“Because of the nature of it, it deals with big brother watching and that kind of thing and it’s really more applicable to today with so much emphasis on national security,” she said.

Larios brought in Senior English teacher Jennifer White to talk to the cast so they could get a better idea of Orwell’s work.

Tickets to the production are $7 and can be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 533-6450.