A Potluck of Puppetry and Propaganda
Inspired by Orwell, Directed by Brian Rott
The beasts of Manor Farm have suffered abuse from the tyrannical Mr. Jones for far too long. In a spark of desperation, revolution ignites, and the proletariat emerges, cage free. The creatures of Animal Farm, under new management, cultivate a community in which all animals are equal...but some are more equal than others.
This original adaption examines the slippery slope of liberation, the erosion of right(s), and the high cost of consumption. Presented at historical Trimborn Farm, Animal Farm features a cast of barnyard animals, designed by by puppet maestro Andrew Parchman, and an eclectic blues/folk/ industrial score by Ben Yela.
“The only good human is a dead one.” –Snowball the pig
"Deliciously uncomfortable...quite charming... a stark reminder of where we have come as a society and how relevant Orwell’s work remains"
"an exhilarating evening of vivid pageantry, colorful characterizations, humor, drama, and big ideas...the epilog brings the lesson home, giving us a taste of the other side of human/animal relations. This is possibly the strongest Quasimondo show yet." Jeff Grygny, Milwaukee Theater Examiner
"Quasimondo’s fiendish hands always find a way to twist something really bizarre and visually interesting out of whatever they touch." LOCALTROLLEY.COM