By Ed Rampell
Still Relevant After All These Years

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s (WGTB) current production of Animal Farm is based on George Orwell’s famed 1945 Novella. Sir Peter Hall’s musical adaptation (with music by Richard Peaslee and lyrics by Adrian Mitchell) premiered at London’s National Theatre in the appropriately Orwellian year of 1984, and it’s being performed at WGTB through October 1st.

“You can’t beat this adaptation,” states the company’s Artistic Director Ellen Geer, “because it’s told by young kids.” Hall’s script had one child


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