The Tony Award winning, internationally touring play WAR HORSE is set to open here in Richmond on October 29th, and its sure to be a not-to-be-missed production.
Some background and details via a Broadway in Richmond Press release:
Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s feature film of the same name, which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture.Hailed by The New York Times as “theatrical magic,” WAR HORSE is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. In a tale the New York Daily News calls “spellbinding, by turns epic and intimate,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.The tour of WAR HORSE, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo by Nick Stafford, is directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tony® Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
The puppet work used in War Horse has become world famous for its intricate and artistry – check out this TED talk that breaks down how the elaborate puppet work blurs the lines between stage-prop and living performance.
WAR HORSE is the first show of the Broadway In Richmond 2013-2104 Season and subscriptions are still available. For group information please call 804-592-3401. Individual tickets for WAR HORSE start at $38 and go on sale Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10 am and are available by calling 1-800-514-3849, online at www.BroadwayInRichmond.com or at
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