Live Edition

Live Edition is our brand new flagship educational program that invites students from across Long Island to see live productions of material studied in schools and attend informative talkbacks following each performance.

Our goal for this program is to offer unique and enriching educational experiences for students across grade levels as well as subject areas. Each production will also be presented to our general audience with evening performances for all to enjoy great literature and personalities brought to the stage.

FALL 2019

George Orwell's 1984

October 3 & 4 at 10 AM

Curriculum Connections:
Drama & Literature

This fall, we will present Aquila Theatre's nationally touring production of George Orwell’s classic 1984. Aquila Theatre is known for taking classic works of literature and presenting them in more modern and accessible ways. Written in 1944 near the end of World War II, 1984 depicts a society controlled by a perfectly totalitarian government bent on repressing all subversive tendencies. "Big Brother" is always watching and technology is wielded as a weapon to inundate citizens with propaganda and to monitor thoughts and actions. Imagined before the existence of computers, this dystopian future explores the power of technology as a mental manipulator and source of curated information.

Tickets are $10 for school groups and financial aid is available. To book your school group, call Patchogue Theatre's Box Office at (631) 207-1313 or email For financial aid inquiries, contact Meg Sexton at 631-207-1300 ext. 111 or email