Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
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1984 by George Orwell, adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan

Williamston Theatre
Williamston, MI
Mar-Apr 2017

Directed by Tony Caselli

 "Williamston newcomer  Wolber  is superb in this challenging role. Besides the unsettling torture scenes (each one having a personality of its own)  Wolber  also shows love, sensitivity, and even humor. It is  Wolber’s  masterful performance that gives audiences a respite from the dark nature of the story." -  Lansing State Journal  

"Williamston newcomer Wolber is superb in this challenging role. Besides the unsettling torture scenes (each one having a personality of its own) Wolber also shows love, sensitivity, and even humor. It is Wolber’s masterful performance that gives audiences a respite from the dark nature of the story." - Lansing State Journal 

 " Wolber  has a difficult task because his role is in such great contrast to everyone else on stage. Where they are stiff and unyielding, indistinguishable cogs in a machine, he is loose and human. He provides a contrast in posture, style of speech and depth of expression. He also must display intense physical pain and suffering. There is a moment where he rolls his eyes up so that only the whites of his eyes are displayed and he truly looks as though he is past the point of endurance." -  EncoreMichigan

"Wolber has a difficult task because his role is in such great contrast to everyone else on stage. Where they are stiff and unyielding, indistinguishable cogs in a machine, he is loose and human. He provides a contrast in posture, style of speech and depth of expression. He also must display intense physical pain and suffering. There is a moment where he rolls his eyes up so that only the whites of his eyes are displayed and he truly looks as though he is past the point of endurance." - EncoreMichigan

 "Caselli and his ensemble cast of six, cuts a deep swath of raw emotion through the wordy complexity of the novel on which it is based.  David Wolber  is Smith, whose many tortured moments are painfully difficult to watch yet excellently performed." -  Lansing City Pulse

"Caselli and his ensemble cast of six, cuts a deep swath of raw emotion through the wordy complexity of the novel on which it is based. David Wolber is Smith, whose many tortured moments are painfully difficult to watch yet excellently performed." - Lansing City Pulse

 " Wolber , in an extremely emotional portrayal of Winston, remains chained through most of the play. Williamston’s production brilliantly captures the tone of the novel and of Sullivan’s script. It’s tense, dark, and disturbing.  Wolber  is terrific, and his performance is one to savor." -  It's All Theatre

"Wolber, in an extremely emotional portrayal of Winston, remains chained through most of the play. Williamston’s production brilliantly captures the tone of the novel and of Sullivan’s script. It’s tense, dark, and disturbing. Wolber is terrific, and his performance is one to savor." - It's All Theatre

 "You know an audience is captivated by and fully engulfed in a performance when an audible gasp or the sound of air being sucked out of the room is heard every time a character is subjected to a round of torture. And that was certainly the case at last night's performance of the excellent  1984  at Williamston Theatre whenever Winston Smith (played with horrifying accuracy by actor  David Wolber ) is given an electric shock to teach him the error of his ways.  Wolber's  is but one of several spot-on perfect performances in director Tony Caselli's dark, scary and thought-provoking production." -  The Cranky Critic

"You know an audience is captivated by and fully engulfed in a performance when an audible gasp or the sound of air being sucked out of the room is heard every time a character is subjected to a round of torture. And that was certainly the case at last night's performance of the excellent 1984 at Williamston Theatre whenever Winston Smith (played with horrifying accuracy by actor David Wolber) is given an electric shock to teach him the error of his ways. Wolber's is but one of several spot-on perfect performances in director Tony Caselli's dark, scary and thought-provoking production." - The Cranky Critic

  ‘1984’ on-stage in Williamston - An interview  with the director (Tony Caselli) and lead actor ( David Wolber ) of the Williamston Theatre's adaptation of Orwell's 1984. - WKAR's Jamie Paisley   

‘1984’ on-stage in Williamston - An interview with the director (Tony Caselli) and lead actor (David Wolber) of the Williamston Theatre's adaptation of Orwell's 1984. - WKAR's Jamie Paisley

 

 1984 by George Orwell adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan  WILLIAMSTON THEATRE  Williamston, MI Mar. 23-Apr. 23 2017  Cast: Tobin Hissong* - Fourth Party Member Curran Jacobs - Third Party Member John Lepard* - Voice/O'Brien Robin Lewis-Bedz* - Second Party Member Brandy Joe Plambeck - First Party Member David Wolber* - Winston Smith  DIRECTOR - Tony Caselli  scenic design - Kirk Domer lighting design - Shannon T. Schweitzer costume design - Holly Iler sound design - Jason Painter Price props design - Michelle Raymond stage manager - Paige Conway* Artistic Director - Tony Caselli  *Member Actors' Equity Association

1984
by George Orwell
adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan

WILLIAMSTON THEATRE

Williamston, MI
Mar. 23-Apr. 23 2017

Cast:
Tobin Hissong* - Fourth Party Member
Curran Jacobs - Third Party Member
John Lepard* - Voice/O'Brien
Robin Lewis-Bedz* - Second Party Member
Brandy Joe Plambeck - First Party Member
David Wolber* - Winston Smith

DIRECTOR - Tony Caselli

scenic design - Kirk Domer
lighting design - Shannon T. Schweitzer
costume design - Holly Iler
sound design - Jason Painter Price
props design - Michelle Raymond
stage manager - Paige Conway*
Artistic Director - Tony Caselli

*Member Actors' Equity Association