Center Players presents George Orwell’s Animal Farm, a simple but powerful dramatization of Orwell’s famous satire that has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere – and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others.
February 17, 18, 24, 25
Center for the Arts
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Directed by Ty Marshal, Animal Farm introduces you to beasts whose prototypes have dominated news headlines for many fearful years. Opening on a note of joyous triumph for the creatures who have emancipated themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner, the play mounts inexorably to a climax of disillusionment in which the other animals discover themselves now subject to the rule of even more ruthless autocrats: the greedy, cunning pigs.
Intermingling humor and drama, Animal Farm wrings the emotions of its listeners, leaving audiences shaken with the tale of a tragedy that happened in a mythical barnyard far away but could happen in our own back yard.