An­i­mal Farm

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“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.

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