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AMP presents staged reading of Animal Farm October 23 & 24

Amelia Musical Playhouse

October 23 & 24, 2020

7:00 p.m.

ANIMAL FARM is a fable with a sting. Much has been written about the threat of Communism, but it remained to the late George Orwell, farsighted British author of the brilliant and frightening 1984, to expose the Russian experiment for what it really is; an idealist’s dream, converted by realists into a nightmare. In staged dramatic reading version of this timely allegory you will meet beasts whose prototypes have dominated news headlines for many fearful years. Opening on a note of joyous triumph for the creatures who have emancipated themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner, the reading mounts inexorably to a climax of disillusionment in which the other animals discover themselves now subject to the rule of even more ruthless autocrats: the greedy, cunning pigs. Intermingling humor and drama, Animal Farm wrings the emotions of its listeners, leaving audiences shaken with the tale of a tragedy that happened in a mythical barnyard far away but could happen in our own backyard.

Bring your own chair or blanket, pay what you can, no reservations. If the weather looks like it may be an issue, call AMP at 904-277-3455 at 7:00pm to check.

Cast

Narrator/Old Major Doug McDowell
Narrator 2 Wendi Groden-Thomas
Napoleon Geoffrey King
Snowball Jeff Groden-Thomas
Squealer Eliza Alys Young
Boxer Chad Miller
Mollie Karen Harper King
Clover Jill Bosie Dillingham
Benjamin Susie Bledsoe
Moses Ty Reuter
Mr. Jones/Mr. Pilkington Barrett King
Cat/Muriel/Frederick Susan Langenbahn

Production Team

Assistant Director/Stage Management Beth Baker Perkins
Stage/Lights/Sound Eli Groden-ThomasGregg Dillingham

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