‘Animal Farm’ to open Oct 24

By Jacob Cloutier- Staff Writer

Rehearsals are under way for the first MCC Overbrook Theater production of the 2018-19 season, George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”

The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-27 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 28. Director is Sheila Wahamaki, and it is part of the Muskegon area’s AhFest, Arts and Humanities Festival, which this year is focusing on truth.

Tickets are are $5 for MCC students and $10 for the public.

Each play takes about two months to prepare, and the stage is just being constructed. Rehearsals are held for up to three hours Monday through Thursday.

The play is based on the famous novel by George Orwell. Written during World War II, it is about a group of farm animals who rebel against their farmer. By doing so, they are hoping their farmer gets the message they want to be free, equal, and happy. Orwell has said that “Animal Farm” was based on the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution until 1943. Some of the play’s themes are leadership and corruption, as well as working class, dreams and hopes.

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