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Gepco Heads into the Lookingglass...Theatre

Leading Cable Manufacturer Donates Product to Local Group of Artists
for Upcoming Production

As the lights come up on Lookingglass Theatre's upcoming production of 1984, George Orwell's classic novel, Gepco cables will share the spotlight with the talented group of artists who call Chicago's Water Tower Water Works home. Directed by Andrew White, a member of the multi-disciplined artists who create story-centered theatrical work that is boldly physical, aurally compelling and visually breathtaking, the adapted-for-stage version of Orwell's 1984 will feature an abundance of screens and monitors within the scenery to simulate to audience members that they are constantly under the watchful eye of Big Brother. Without the generous donation of cable products by Gepco, Big Brother might not be watching so closely.

"We are grateful for Gepco's support of our production of 1984," stated Lee Potter-Murray, director of production for the Lookingglass Theatre Company. "Gepco's cables are an integral part of the set and to the success of the show. Our ability to convey to the audience the sense of being watched is wholly dependant upon the successful transmission of images through Gepco's cables and onto the numerous screens and monitors. We reached out to Gepco because of its tremendous reputation for quality products and service, and we have not been disappointed."

Lookingglass Theatre's production of 1984 is scheduled to open on October 17th and will run through mid-November. The company, founded in 1988 by eight Northwestern University students, including David Schwimmer of eventual Friends fame, moved into Chicago's landmark Water Tower Water Works in June 2003. Since its inception, Lookingglass has staged 37 world premieres in 15 seasons at 22 venues across Chicago, with productions also being held in cities across the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkley, Philadelphia, Princeton, Hartford and St. Louis.

Inventive, collaborative and transformative, the Lookingglass Theatre Company has garnered 35 Joseph Jefferson Awards and Citations over the past 16 years. Lookingglass Education and Community programs encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence with more than 10,000 students each year.


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