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Animal Farm

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

About the show

The Seeing Place presents a new adaptation of George Orwells novel, which tells the story of what happens when a group of farm animals drive out their master and take over. More…

From the show:

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the book being written.

The animals on a farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves. The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer's place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals. Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence. This dramatization remains faithful to the book's plot and intent and retains both its affection for the animals and the incisiveness of its message.

Member Reviews (22)


Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

Intense, Relevant, Great ensemble, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want to experience a great ensemble preforming original material they have developed based on the famous novel Animal Farm.

Don't see it if political dialog makes you sleepy. A great deal of action is built into the performance but the book consists of repeated similar speeches.

Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if Want to see a classic book come alive.

Don't see it if a big drama, flashy

Also They did a excellent with four actors doing the voices. Hay on floor, ... Read more Read less

Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, True to original, Transfixing

See it if you've never read the book, or just feel the need to revisit a masterpiece. Also, this is what OOB should be about but rarely is.

Don't see it if you need a lot of bells and whistles to hold your attention in a theatre. This is minimal, and expertly done. Also, this is serious drama.

Also This is a piece that should be revisited every few years, and I'm so g... Read more Read less

Farm's charm will alarm

See it if You want to experience a great novel/novelist on stage.

Don't see it if You hate inconvenient theaters with bare bones staging.

Also Four actors play 28 roles, so it gets very confusing very fast. Audien... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of George Orwell

Don't see it if you never heard of Animal Farm

Also Very well done version of Animal Farm. The actors portray the animals ... Read more Read less

Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in thought provoking, relevant theater, where 4 people play 28 characters. Really an ambitious, amazing production.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy relevant theater. It you can’t sit for over two hours with an intermission. If you don’t like George Orwell.

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Very clever interpretation of the Orwell classic. The actors worked hard to make you believe that they were animals with minimal costumes

Don't see it if You don't like George Orwell or serious, thought-provoking stories.

Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Banal

See it if Animal farm is new to you or you want to see a creative adaptation. Unique!

Don't see it if you get easily confused. Don't like small intimate theater. Political discussion. Animals talking.

Also The actors put their heart into it! Each person played multiple roles ... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Quirky, Clever

See it if you love a classic George Orwell take on socialism gone animal wild. Can't but help thinking of The Bern crowd, and would they get the point

Don't see it if you don't like primitive staging, & four actors playing about a half dozen roles each. You love The Bern/socialism and hate it being mocked.

Frighteningly relevant, Profound, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to see a creative adaptation of a complex classic . . . walk on your TWO LEGS to the TSP theatre to see this innovative performance

Don't see it if you prefer traditional performances and non-political/societal topics.

Great staging, Riveting, Profound, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience an ingenious interpretation of Orwell's masterpiece.

Don't see it if You don't like being close to the action.

Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You like great theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t.

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like the book

Don't see it if Don't like small off off that runs long with a very long intermission. Also they make a pitch for you to rate it on show- score. So grade

Riveting, Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to experience theater in its purest form: great dialogue, great staging & great performances!

Don't see it if you can't sit still for two hours without having to look at your smartphone every minute!

Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like to see something very creative, especially with only four actors playing like 20+ roles.

Don't see it if If you can’t sit in regular chairs or look beyond certain production limitations.

Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Want to see actors continuously doing their acting work to convey a timely, relevant and resonating story.

Don't see it if You're allergic to hay.

Quirky, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you, like me, appreciate those who understand the message of the novel and can see its resonance skillfully applied to the stage.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for a more thoughtful theater experience.

Also As someone who has always been inspired by Orwell's novel, it is heart... Read more Read less

Wonderful adaptation!

See it if You love topical, absorbing theater, well-acted and presented. Four actors play multiple roles, mostly animals; their versatility is amazing

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of small spaces and up close theater. The show plays beautifully in this space, but it's not the most comfortable.

Also Kudos to Brandon Walker for his excellent adaptation of Orwell's story... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see

See it if You want to be moved inspired and entertained by a show that makes you think! Bravo to Erin Cronican for her tender & passionate portrayals

Don't see it if you hate animals and humanity

Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Awesome interpretation of a great book. Actors were engaging and captivating. The 4 actors changed characters quickly and effectivly!

Don't see it if You don't like great, passionate actors!

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Great writing

See it if This story adaptation is wonderful as actors play multiple roles. With minimal scenery or props, the acting carries this captivating show

Don't see it if You are looking for spectacle and glitz. The charm and attraction of this show is the actors doing a wonderful job of telling a great story

Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like thought provoking theatre with great actors who did an amazing job portraying multiple roles each.

Don't see it if You need a high budget production. But the cast did a fantastic job and still managed to create a great atmosphere.

February 22nd, 2020
"The Seeing Place Brings Engaging Humanity to George Orwell's 'ANIMAL FARM'"
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February 17th, 2020
"Without masks or costumes, four actors bravely portray 28 different characters in this edgy adaptation of George Orwell's political satire."
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Cast & Creatives (5)