Spoiler Alert: I look forward to reliving some parts of this play through writing. Future posts will discuss the play in detail, including the ending. If you would like to see the play in person and feel that too much prior information may dampen your experience, then read no further. That being said, if you live near New York City, London, or another city, which the production may visit in the future, go see War Horse. If nothing else, I promise a unique theatrical experience, but I am confident that you will walk away with much more. No prior knowledge of horses or puppetry is necessary to enjoy the show. If fact, I would say that I do not really like puppets and found them a little scary as a child, but the puppets of War Horse are totally original, like nothing I have ever seen before.
War Horse is a National Theatre of Great Britain production, based on the novel by Micheal Morpurgo. The play was adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the Handspring Puppet Company. I enjoyed a matinee show at the Lincoln Center Theater at the Vivian Beaumont on Saturday, July 2, 2011.
Next time: My favorite moments of War Horse.
|Those sketches appear in fast succession on an elongated strip of screen above the stage during a dramatic gallop scene.|
|The American Ballet at Lincoln Center Theater|
|Vivian Beaumont Theater to the right of the American Ballet|