The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts (SOCA) produces two theatrical productions each year, a musical and a drama. Students are involved in all aspects of production from set construction and light and sound management, to performance.


The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will present “1984,” a play based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, as the Spring production.

“1984” tells the story of Winston Smith’s struggle under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother in the state of Oceania—where four Party Members force him to confess his thought-crimes before an unseen inquisitor (and the audience).

Performances will be presented Friday through Sunday, February 23-25 and March 2-4, at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne. Brad Beauchamp will direct.

Show times are:

  • Friday, February 23 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 24 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 25 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 2 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 4 – 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available through the ArtsTix Community Box Office, 260-422-4226 or at a later date. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 12. Group rates of $10 per person are available to groups of 20 or more.

The production is made possible in part by the Marilyn and William Wunderlin Foundation.