Rehearsals underway for ‘Animal Farm’

Kassidy Taylor
Web Editor

KC theatre will perform George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 25 through Feb. 28 with a final matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 in the Van Cliburn Auditorium.

The production will be suitable for all ages.

“Animal Farm” is a political literature novel written in 1945. Playwright Ian Woolridge adapted the version of “Animal Farm” that KC theatre will perform.

Micah Goodding, theatre instructor, met Woolridge this past June while on a train from London to Oxford. Woolridge had introduced himself to Goodding as the director of British American Dramatic Academy.

“I had unknowingly chosen to produce his version of the play,” Goodding said.

The actor cast as Squealer in the original production, Robin Sneller, was also one of Goodding’s acting teachers in London.

“This play has only been in rehearsals a week, and we’ve already had two very happy coincidences,” Goodding said.

On Jan. 20, Sneller called, the cast and crew, via Skype, for a few hours, answering all of their questions and giving advice.

“We plan to Skype with Ian Woolridge in the near future,” Goodding said.