October 30, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Mary W. Sommervold Hall

Aquila Theatre brings one of the great novels of the 20th Century to the stage—George Orwell’s dystopian 1984—in a chilling and timely production. The cautionary tale is set in the super-state Oceania, a totalitarian regime ruled by the “Party” and its leader, “Big Brother,” who employ the “Thought Police” to quell individualism and independent thinking. 

As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of 1984 provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought - an evocative and timely narrative of personal freedom against political repression.


Ready to join the “Party?” For a limited time, “Big Brother” is offering a special ticket price. See 1984 – AQUILA THEATRE for just $19.84 + fees.* 

*Restrictions apply. 

“Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect”The New Yorker

Aquila Theatre in
George Orwell’s "1984"
adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan

The show is suitable for ages 15 and older.

The Washington Pavilion considers parents/guardians to be the best decision-makers on what is appropriate for their children and families.

Sponsored by:

National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the South Dakota Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Programs, dates, times and prices subject to change.

Pre-Show Dining

October 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Don't miss this pre-show dining. We will be serving a dinner buffet in Leonardo's Café, on-site at the Washington Pavilion, with the following menu:

  • Big Brother's Bourbon Chicken
  • Oceania Tilapia
  • Totalitarian Taters
  • Julia's Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Miniplenty Pasta Bar
  • Censorship Cakes
  • Raspberry Mousse Rations

$20.95 per person plus tax.

Call the Box Office to reserve your seats today at 605-367-6000 - they fill up fast!