On February 27 and 28, the play of the American playwright Michael Gene Sullivan based on the legendary novel by George Orwell "1984" will take place on the stage of the Freedom Hall Cultural Center.
The anti-utopia novel brings to the absurd manifestations of a totalitarian regime, but only at first glance it seems that these incredible things are inherent exclusively in totalitarian countries. In fact, citizen’s freedoms are very limited by law, traditions and customs, and his choice is manageable and predictable even in a democratic society. Maximum control guarantees security, but at the same time leaves the right to choose, which is granted to man even by God.
Monitors watching everyone, the police, punishing not only actions, but also thoughts, a language that, when developed, actually degrades, the real things that become antiques are the author’s inventions. However, today they are beginning to seem like a prophecy. An extraordinary story about how real feelings can change not only individuals, but the whole country. The fact that man’s greatest gift is his ability to sympathize and empathize, the ability to accept someone else’s experience and get his own. The opportunity to live someone else's life, listening to it ... This is the magic of transformation, which the play tells about, and the one that the theater gives for millennia.
To understand - you need to feel, to feel - you need to see, to see - you need to come!
About the authors:
George Orwell, a world-famous writer, in his dystopian novel 1984, also called the “Handbook for Those Who Live in Hard Times,” openly criticizes a totalitarian society, posthumously awarded the Prometheus and Hugo Prizes.
Over time, the popularity of his novel is only gaining momentum, and his fantasies acquire material forms. It was Orwell who first spoke of “double standards, a new language, a police of thoughts, a ministry of love that hurts that drives despair and destroys dissidents, a ministry of peace that stirs up wars, robotic writers who produce pornographic literature to distract the masses ... "
Michael J. Sullivan is an actor, director, theater educator and writer, member of the Writers Club of the United States of America.
About the director:
Sergey Pavlyuk - chief director at the Kherson Regional Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater named after M. Kulish.
Laureate of numerous theater festivals, in particular: “Ternopil theater evenings. Debut ”in the nomination“ For the best directorial debut ”; winner of the festivals "Kolomyia performances" and "Melpomene of Tavria" - received the Grand Prix for the play "Terrible Revenge" according to N. Gogol, the Grand Prix for the play "Natalka Poltavka", won the nomination "for the best directing" - the play "For Big road ”along A. Chekhov.
The master of playing the game with the audience, his good sense of stage humor made him the name of a director who can revive even a stageless play.
However, according to the director himself, he was always attracted to drama and tragedy. His method of work is to teach each actor to be the main one, while not violating the overall game. His way of working is continuous training and training.
The director of more than 100 performances in Ukraine and abroad, he approaches everyone as a beginner, finding a new universal and original language for communicating with the audience.
The director has rich experience and creative work in other theaters of Ukraine and neighboring countries.
The performances of the young Ukrainian director were seen by the audience of France (“The Secret of the Flying Woman”), Hungary (“Pontius Pilate”), Moldova (“Two Hearts”), Portugal, Poland (“Never cry for me ...”).