The following is a press release from the Center for the Arts of Homer. It has been republished with permission.
Center Players, the community theater group at the Center for the Arts in Homer, presents a stage adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," on February 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:00pm. Tickets range from $8 - $12, and are available by calling: 607-749-4900 or online at Center4Art.org.
Opening on a note of triumph for the farm animals who have emancipated themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner, the play mounts to a climax in which the other animals discover themselves now subject to the rule of even more ruthless autocrats: the cunning pigs. Intermingling humor and drama, Animal Farm leaves the audiences shaken with the tale of a tragedy that happened in a mythical barnyard far away...but could happen in our own back yard.
Directed by Ty Marshal, the production features a cast of local and regional actors helping to bring the play to life. "While Orwell's novel traditionally explores the Russian revolution, and the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, the themes in the play are hauntingly reflective of many of today's modern events."
Told in the manner of a fairy tale, the cast been rehearsing for approximately three weeks.
"We had originally scheduled this piece to be staged in 2016, but decided to wait until the timing was just right - and the current time couldn't be more perfect," said Marshal. "The cast has been extraordinary in their commitment to bringing this story to life in such a short time."
Animal Farm runs Fridays and Saturdays February 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available by calling 607-749-4900 or visiting Center4Art.org.