Aquila Theatre in George Orwell’s 1984 — Friday, January 31, 2020, 8 p.m. In the 70 years since its release, George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” has become a classic, a powerful warning against the dangers of totalitarian society. Aquila Theatre has been praised as producing high-quality classics “with superb acting and clever staging” (The New Yorker) and has been called “one of the most inventive and daring theatre companies in the country” by The Lincoln Star Journal. Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $40; Student $35; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org. EXTRA: Connect with the work, the company and other patrons at an insightful pre-show discussion at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.