Synopsis

Orwell in America

Orwell in America $15.99

Joe Sutton

Published by Broadway Play Publishing

2 Male 1 Female

An intriguing and insightful play about the great George Orwell meeting his American audience and readers - a trip which never in fact occurred

It's set a few years after World War II and the author of the now acclaimed Animal Farm is being chaperoned during this imaginary book tour by a very fetching young woman

Her job is to dissuade Orwell from telling Americans why he is a proud socialist

CAST
M2,F1 + 1 Male Extra

REVIEWS

" ... an intriguing scenario" ~ Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

"Brilliant Orwell's discomfort, loneliness, humor and passion are all developed before us in language that is very much the author's. It is lively as well as precise" ~ Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts

"The premise of a young person accompanying an author of great esteem on a heart-of-America book tour recalls the recent David Foster Wallace movie The End of the Tour, and there is indeed something action-oriented about this production, which skips energetically among hotels and cities and speaking arenas. 'Time and place are dealt with rather cinematically,' Sutton said of the play, in an interview Take the trip with him" ~ The Village Voice

"Mr Sutton has obviously researched Orwell and his times and has skillfully woven all of the pertinent facts into his well-crafted dialogue ... [a] very enjoyable biographical fantasia" ~ TheaterScene.net

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