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January 9 – February 11, 2018
Quadracci Powerhouse
Adapted by Ian Wooldridge
Directed by May Adrales
A Co-Production with Baltimore Center Stage

 

Associate Producers
James E. and Mary K. Braza

 
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DETAILS

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes with no intermission
Recommended Age: 10 and Up

‘Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others’

Among the most famous political novels of all time, Animal Farm is a timeless and devastating allegory of idealism betrayed by the desire for personal power. When the animals of Manor Farm drive out their abusive farmer, they take over running the farm for themselves. Their experiment in collective leadership succeeds—until the pigs step into the vacuum of power created by the farmer’s expulsion, and betray the ideals of freedom and equality for all animals. This vibrant and moving production will breathe fresh life into a literary classic as resonant today as when it was first published.

“Dare I say it – as good as the book." — The Guardian

“Ian Wooldridge’s adaptation makes the text as engagingly relevant as ever.” — London Evening Standard

 

ARTISTS


Jonathan Gillard Daly*±


Deborah Staples*±


May Adrales
Director

 

Izumi Inaba
Costume Designer

Noele Stollmack
Lighting Designer

Charles Coe and Nathan Roberts
Sound Design and
Original Composition

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

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EVENTS

PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth
A pre-show conversation with a member of the cast or artistic team for productions in the Stiemke Studio and Quadracci Powerhouse. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.

 

TUE
JAN 16
6:30PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

WED
JAN 17

TalkBacks
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

SAT
JAN 20
AFTER
2PM PERF.

Panel: “The Co-opting of Social Movements”
Hear local community organizers and activists including Cacy Kemp (Safe & Sound), Emilio De Torre (ACLU of Wisconsin), and Ray Boynes (FLYE) talk about the pitfalls of social organizing as presented in Animal Farm.

 

WED
JAN 24

TalkBacks
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

WED
JAN 31

TalkBacks
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

THUR
FEB 1
7:30PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

SUN
FEB 4
2PM

Captioned Theater Performance
This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

WED
FEB 7

TalkBacks
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

VIDEOS

 
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