Photo of students in Animal Farm production
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fremont, Calif., October 26, 2021—Ohlone College’s award-winning Theatre & Dance Department presents Animal Farm, adapted by Ian Wooldridge from the book by George Orwell and directed by Michael Navarra.

The performance will be held at the Smith Center at Ohlone College’s Fremont campus at 43600 Mission Boulevard on November 12, 13, 18, *19, and 20th at 8 p.m. An ASL interpreted performance will be held on November 19th.

George Orwell's Animal Farm has proven long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: “Some are more equal than others.” Watch as the animals on the farm drive out their master and run the farm for themselves while having to deal with challenges to leadership and hierarchy. And, while the pigs prove their intelligence above the rest, their character is ultimately questioned by the rest of the farm animals.

Animal Farm is about ideological extremism. It’s an allegory of historical events that occurred during the Russian Revolution. The story’s timelessness is set in the stock representation of its characters that live within every society,” says Director of Theatre Michael Navarra. “We’re now living through our own polarizing time. What I admire about Orwell is that he was able to look at the pitfalls of both sides. Animal Farm is a warning that this has happened before and, if we’re not watching closely, we may inadvertently contribute to it happening again. Hope lives in keeping these memories alive, seeing ourselves in them, and then making better choices in our time.”

Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for general admission. Purchase tickets online or buy them through the Smith Center Box Office: 510-659-6031. Parking for this event is $4.00. There will be no late seating for this show. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. No exemptions. Masks are required while indoors.

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