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War Horse (© Brinkhoff/Mögenburg 2011 London Cast)

War Horse

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.

  • Oct. 23 - Nov. 11, 2012
  • Opera House
  • 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • $25.00 - $175.00
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About

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.

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Watch and Listen

Behind The Curtain: Joey The Horse

A member of Handspring Puppet Company gives a demonstration of Joey the horse
Behind The Curtain: The Puppeteers of War Horse

The Kennedy Center sits down with the Puppeteers who operate the life-sized puppet Joey the horse in War Horse.
War Horse Makes Surprise Entrance at 2012-2013 Kennedy Center Season Announcement

Joey, the title character from the Tony Award-winning War Horse, makes a surprise visit during the Kennedy Center’s 2012–2013 season announcement on March 6, 2012. Joey greets President Michael M. Kaiser as he announces the Center’s theater season.
War Horse Trailer

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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