ONCE UPON A TIME, THE ANIMALS REVOLTED
One day on Manor Farm, shortly before his death, an old boar named Major told the other animals about his dream. United by the realization that all animals have a common enemy—man—the animals revolted against the tyranny of forced work. They fought and gained their freedom and established a system of thought, Animalism, based on the wise words of the Major. All animals are comrades. All animals are equal. But as months and years pass, the exalted words of the Major become distorted, and the citizens of Animal Farm come to see that some animals are more equal than others.
“Profound and affecting.” –New York Times
“A brilliant politically minded piece.” –The Guardian
Content Advisory: Based on Orwell’s dystopian novel, this adaptation includes mature themes and subject matter that may be best suited for theater-goers in middle school and up.