• Farm der Tiere / Gero Nievelstein, Gregor Weisgerber und Gregor Schulz
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Elisa Afie Agbaglah, Britta Bayer und Sabrina Amali
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Gero Nievelstein
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Gregor Schulz, Sabrina Amali und Britta Bayer
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Elisa Afie Agbaglah, Gregor Schulz, Sabrina Amali und Britta Bayer
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Sabrina Amali und Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Gregor Weisgerber, Sabrina Amali und Britta Bayer
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Gregor Schulz, Britta Bayer und Gero Nievelstein
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Britta Bayer, Gregor Schulz und Gero Nievelstein
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger
  • Farm der Tiere / Ensemble
    © Anna-Maria Löffelberger

Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Young Theatre / In German / 12+

Premiere: 01/18/2017

Synopsis

No more exploitation!  A revolution is in the air. Out of necessity the animals drive Farmer Jones out of his farm. From now on, all animals should be free, have equal rights, and be able to live in peace. For the good all, the pigs would take over the farm and together would enthusiastically organise the planning, working, planting and harvesting.  The animals will now work just for themselves. Their first harvest was a success. And yet democracy proved difficult, meetings were tedious, such that the animals gladly left the thinking to the pigs. But the pigs would increasingly twist the truth and use their strength gradually to build up a dictatorship which was far worse than what they had experienced before.

In »Animal Farm«, described as a fairy tale, George Orwell depicts the path of a revolution, which however does not end in the freedom of those who suffered it, but of those who started it. And yet the workings are universally valid and the principle plays out, being repeated such that Orwell’s fable reveals many questions that are very topical today.  What causes an uprising? What are the basic requirements of a worthy life? What is the meaning of equality and social equity?

And in which systems do revolutions fall apart, where the system itself wants it to fail?  George Orwell (1903-1950) is one of the most important English authors of the 20th century. As author, essayist and journalist, he became world famous for »Animal Farm« (1945) and »1984« (1949).  Orwell’s aversion to any kind of oppression was already a theme of his earlier works. In both his novels he drew attention with analytical precision to the bleak reality of totalitarian states.

Oliver Wronka has been working since 2014 as a freelance director and author. He trained at the Ernst Busch Drama High School and in 2009 first started directing at the Young State Theatre in Wiesbaden. From 2010 to 2014, as Director, he staged many pieces for children and young persons, including the annual Christmas pantomime.

Duration: approx. 85 mins / no intermission

Reviews

„Mit großem schauspielerischem Können schlüpfen die Spieler in die Bewegungsmuster der Tiere und verleihen ihnen Charakter. Sie machen die ‚Farm der Tiere‘ zu einem aufrüttelnden und beeindruckenden Theaterabend mit einer zeitlosen Botschaft und der Warnung, auch im scheinbaren Frieden wachsam zu sein und auf die eigenen Wahrnehmung zu vertrauen.“

Reichenhaller Tagblatt

„Oliver Wronkas Inszenierung der ‚Farm der Tiere‘ schafft es mit einfachen Mitteln, Orwells Aufschrei nach Auflehnung gegen Unterdrückung und Gleichmacherei nachzukommen. Sehr wirkungsvoll war die präzise Körperarbeit, die die einzelnen Charaktere der Tierfiguren klar zum Ausdruck brachten, schnelle Übergänge, trotz Masken gut artikulierte Sprache und an den richtigen Stellen platzierte Denk- und Verschnaufpausen für den Zuschauer. […] Das gesamte Ensemble fesselte das Premierenpublikum mit überzeugender Darstellungskraft. […] Nach lang anhaltendem Applaus blickte man beim Verlassen des Theaters in nachdenkliche Gesichter. Die Denkanstöße entfalteten offenbar schnelle Wirkung.“

Traunsteiner Tagblatt