Arts center to present 'Animal Farm' for Bath students

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BATH — Three hundred students from Bath Middle School will attend a live performance of “Animal Farm,” a play based on the acclaimed novel by George Orwell, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St.

“Animal Farm” will be presented by the New Repertory Theater’s Classic Repertory Co., an educational program that brings theater to schools, summer camps, senior centers and colleges.

Nothing rivals live entertainment. For many of the middle school students, this will be their first experience seeing a play. Actors will present pre-show questions and facilitate a post-show discussion around themes as the educational component. This is an opportunity for students to learn how a written novel becomes a play based on the 1945 acclaimed novel by George Orwell that delves into the politics of power using animal allegory.

The Center received funding support from The Maine Humanities Council and J.R. Maxwell’s as founding corporate donor of Gift-a-Seat Program. The Bath Middle School received financial support from the Maine Arts Commission.

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