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Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 10:00 pm$20
The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance presents “Animal Farm” at the UH Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre.
George Orwell’s classic satirical novel of the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917 comes to life in this musical adaptation by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In this imaginative story of barnyard revolution, the animals, looking for a better life, take control from the interfering farmer. Their quest for this new life soon leads them to establish a totalitarian microcosm in which some animals are far more equal than others.
Directed by award-winning Chicago-based guest director William “Bill” Brown, the performance will incorporate advanced mask work by UH alumnus Phil Nichols Jr., new musical arrangements performed by guest artist Jack Beetle and choreography by UH associate professor of movement Adam Noble.
Music by Richard Peaslee and lyrics by Adrian Mitchell. This project is supported by a Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Innovation Grant.
April 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m.
April 9 at 2 p.m.