“Animal Farm” by George Orwell is a classic dystopian fable and a warning about the threat of Totalitarianism. Published in 1945, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. And it’s all coming to Rappahannock County.
The RAAC Community Theatre will present Nelson Bond’s adaptation of Orwell’s book into a staged dramatic reading. Actors Mike Mahoney, Scott McMurtray, Karl Brotzman, Peggy Emmling, Carolyn Thornton, John Lesinski, and Celia Cooley recreate Orwell’s allegorical animal characters as they move from the joy of freeing themselves from their human masters . . . to their disillusionment of realizing they are at the mercy of even more ruthless autocrats. Patty Hardee directs.
“Animal Farm” will commence Sept. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets $15. RAAC Community Theatre is located at 310 Gay St. Reservations www.raac.org/ theatre.html or 1-800-6956075.