Animal Farm

Show TItle:  Animal Farm

Dates: November 2-4, 2023

Location: LM Calvin & Janet High Fine Arts Center Auditorium, 2176 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster, PA 17602

“[George Orwell’s Animal Farm] tells the story of a group of anthropomorphic farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy.” Ultimately the society is betrayed by a power hungry pig who leads the rest of the pigs to take away the voice of the community, forming a dictatorship. I remember studying this book in English and unpacking Animal Farm as an allegory for Stalinism. Revisiting the story in play format with the students, and reflecting on the cyclical nature of our world’s happenings, I’ve come to see how it can be applied to many different points in history. The students are doing intelligent work developing their characters to be more than just a pig or a work horse; they are each a walking allegory. I would encourage everyone to see Animal Farm and allow this charming “children’s” story to focus you inwardly, and teach you about yourself. – Katelyn Coryell, Director