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Imagine and Discover

Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM


Written by George Orwell
Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E Hall, Jr , and William A Miles
Directed by Richard Keitel

March 3 – 12, 2017

George Orwell's timely novel comes to life as Winston, a young employee in the Ministry of Truth who corrects "errors,” faces the consequences of falling in love and creating his own truth in dangerous society of surveillance, identity and control by "Big Brother."


REVIEW: Pittsburgh City Paper
'Burgh Vivant

Pittsubrgh Post-Gazette: George Orwell's son honors Prime Stage on '1984' opening night
Elwood City Ledger:Encounter with famous author's son offers illumination

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Helping Visually Impaired Audience Members Enjoy the Show!
March 10th - 1984 "Audio Desciption" Performance - Prime Stage is pleased to present an "Audio Description" performance featuring audio describer Nathan Ruggles. "Audio Description" is for those who are blind or visually impaired. During this performance, all action and physical appearances will be described live through a headset. LEARN MORE (pdf)

March 5th - Afternoon Tea with Richard Blair
March 4th - Barnes & Noble Bookfair with Richard Blair


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Accessibility Contact
Our Accessibility Contact is Connie Brinda, Operations Director

The Hazlett Theater Performing Arts Center where Prime Stage performs is accessible for people with disabilities.  For information on seating and/or to request an ASL signed student matinee performance, please email Prime Stage at