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<i>War Horse</i>

War Horse

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Sunday, November 11, 2012


Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, War Horse is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets that bring to life galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

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Winner of 5 Tony Awards Including Best Play
War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London, New York, and Toronto. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

Performance Timing:  Act I - 66 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 65 min.

Note: This performance is recommended for ages 10 and up.


Watch and Listen

War Horse Makes Surprise Entrance at 2012-2013 Kennedy Center Season Announcement

War Horse Trailer

Behind The Curtain: The Puppeteers of War Horse

Behind The Curtain: Joey The Horse