George Orwell's revolutionary masterpiece comes to the stage with Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ world premiere adaptation of Animal Farm. After revolting against the reign of their negligent human master, the animals of Mr. Jones’s farm create their own ideal society in which all animals are equal and rules are set by democratic vote. It's all working pretty well, until the allure of power leads the animals to a chilling fate. Animal Farm illustrates how new tyranny replaces old and power corrupts even the noblest of causes.
Extended until November 16
This “blistering new 90-minute adaptation” (Chicago Tribune) adds four additional public performances, extending the run through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre with the original cast. Tickets ($20) to the added performances go on sale Tuesday, October 28 at 11am
Added public performances of Animal Farm include:
Friday, November 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 15 at 3:00pm
Saturday, November 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 16 at 3pm (closing)
Performance sold out?
Even if a performance is sold out, there's still a chance you can get a ticket. Please call the box office at 312-335-1650 to find out about standby tickets and wait lists.
For tickets to our public performances, please click the "buy tickets" link above or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650.
For school group tickets to weekday 10am matinee performances, contact Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ Education and Community Programs Coordinator Lauren Sivak at 312.654.5643 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Sign Language-Interpreted
Tuesday, November 4 at 10am (student performance)
Saturday, November 8 at 3pm (public performance)
Saturday, November 8 at 3pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, November 2
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
“**** a fast-moving, blistering new 90-minute adaptation.”
– Chicago Tribune
“Winning and imaginative”
– Chicago Sun-Times
“In this soul-stirring adaptation, it won’t be long before you, yourself, will want to join in the revolution happening on stage.”
“Still as relevant as ever, for symbolic scenes and fateful warnings about society’s leanings, as presented under a covering of fur and feathers.”
– Northwest Indiana Times
“A production for both young and old that cannot fail to ignite the imagination and inflame the spirit.”
– Stage and Cinema
“Scintillating, impossible to forget…may be Steppenwolf’s finest production aimed at young audiences.”
– Chicago Theatre Review
Letter from Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon
Education and Community Programs Coordinator Lauren Sivak sat down with Animal Farm costume designer Izumi Inaba and Steppenwolf Costume Director Caryn Weglarz Klein to discuss some of the unique challenges in bringing animals to life on Steppenwolf’s stage.
Author Lauren Sivak explores how Animal Farm demonstrates Orwell's desire to make political writing into art.