Animal Farm


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
Whiting Theater
Center for the Arts

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.