Godlight Theatre Company artistic director Joe Tantalo directs the production, which began previews March 13 and officially opened March 25. Originally scheduled to conclude April 19, 1984 will now run through April 26 at 59E59 Theaters.
The cast of 1984 features Katherine Boynton, Enid Cortes, Gregory Konow, Deanna McGovern, Dustin Olson, Nick Paglino, Aaron Paternoster, Michael Shimkin, Scarlett Thiele, Michael Tranzilli and Sammy Tunis.
1984, according to press notes, "is a chronicle of one man's struggle against the ubiquitous, menacing state power Big Brother that tries to dictate nearly every aspect of human life. A classic in dystopian fiction and a trenchant political satire, 1984 resonates with themes as salient today as they were when this novel was first written."
The Off-Broadway production has choreography by Hachi Yu, with designs by Maruti Evans (set, lighting and costume design), Rick Sordelet (fight direction) and Andrew Recinos (original music and sound design).