Houston's huge theatre district is the perfect place to go to when you want to have a fancy and artsy night out. There's something magical about watching a live play and it is just a completely different experience than watching a movie or TV show. It's a really fun experience that doesn't seem possible to recreate at home. However, now you can watch Houston's Alley Theatre new play from the comfort of your own home.\nThey will not be canceling their new play, 1984, which is an adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan based on the Orwell classic.\nInstead, the Alley Theatre is going to tape it and make it available for people to watch online.\nDue to COVID-19 precautions and wanting to keep patrons and staff safe, Alley Theatre is shut down for the time being but the show must still go on and they're bringing Texans entertainment to watch at home.\nThe play's director, Rob Melrose, announced in a video on Alley Theatre's Facebook and Instagram that the show, which had just opened last Wednesday and immediately shut down the day after on Thursday, will still be available to watch. Just with a creative solution!\nView this post on Instagram The show must go on! 🎭 Artistic Director Rob Melrose has an exciting announcement about our production of “1984”. Tune in. ⬇️ A post shared by Alley Theatre (@alleytheatre) on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:21am PDT\nThe plan is to tape the play exactly as it was supposed to be performed live. They aren't turning it into a movie, it's still going to be the same play, just on film.\nThe good news for ticket holders is that you'll be able to watch it free. The Alley Theatre will have an update as to where you can watch it online.\nView this post on Instagram Setting up to rehearse #Alley1984 before we film the production tomorrow! A post shared by Alley Theatre (@alleytheatre) on Mar 16, 2020 at 10:26am PDT\nIf you don't have a ticket for the play but are interested in watching the cool dystopian story from home, stay tuned to their Facebook page as the theatre will put up announcements on when you can go and watch the play online.\nView this post on Instagram Today is the big day! We're filming #Alley1984 and will be able to share it with you all soon. 🎭 •⠀⠀⠀ •⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ Keep an eye on our social media channels and your e-mail for details about how to view this incredible production. ✨ •⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ •⠀ #houstonevents #howtohouston #downtownhouston #houstonandbeyond #explorehouston #discoverhouston #houstontexas #ilovehouston #htownproud #visithouston #houstonnolimits #htx #htown #houtex #myhouston #campdavid #alleytheatre #nyc #broadway #theatre #theatrelover #theatrenerd #htownproud #1984 #georgeorwell #georgeorwell1984 #literature #dystopia A post shared by Alley Theatre (@alleytheatre) on Mar 17, 2020 at 7:31am PDT\nBeing socially distanced at home doesn't mean you can't still be cultured. Grabbing a glass of wine and sitting down to watch a play while in comfy PJs sounds pretty high-brow to us!