(UNION, NJ) -- Kean Theatre Conservatory presents Animal Farm from March 24 to April 1st in the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center. Adapted by Ian Woolridge from the book by George Orwell, Animal Farm tells the story of a group of farm animals who rise up against the powers that be, hoping to create a society of equality and justice where the animals can be happy and free. But some are not as they appear.
Hiding behind false facades, these unexamined characters give rise to a terrifying new system of oppression. In the age of “woke culture,” we must ask ourselves this: Who and what is the puppet and the puppeteer? What is required to turn our ideals into reality? What is the art of true revolution? How do we handcraft the world we wish to live in? And what mistakes do we repeat when we fail to study our inner world as we attempt to change the outer?
The production is directed by Nehprii Amenii with choreography by Rakia Seaborn and composers Tyler Sautner and Marcus McPherson.
Performances take place March 24, 25, 29, 31 and April 1st at 7:30pm; March 25, 26, and April 1st at 2:00; and a March 30th performance at 5:30pm with a Q&A.
Tickets are $10-$15 and available three ways: (1) Over the phone at (908) 737-7469, (2) In person, at the Wilkins Theatre, (3) One hour before the show, in person at the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center. Tickets are limited. Please call the Box Office before traveling to Kean to purchase in-person tickets.
Bauer Boucher Theatre Center, Vaugh-Eames Hall, is located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey.
Kean Theatre Conservatory provides their student actors, technicians and designers with valuable opportunities to hone their craft and connect with audiences. Visit kean.edu/theatre to enroll.