War Horse: See the Play That Inspired the Movie, at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for War Horse was Thursday July 26, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Endearing.. amazing.. enthralling! This is a story of a special bond between an unlikely pair, the journey they both face during the devastating years of war, and the people they encounter in their life's path while hoping to reunite with one another again. You must witness and experience this extraordinary puppeteering and all who gave life to the animal characters! The bare sets combined with sketched out scenery was the perfect backdrop because it showcased the complex and creative engineering of Joey et al. This production was brilliantly done and the story is timeless and heartwarming. We all grew up being entertained by puppets in our younger years so I guarantee that you will be blown away by this show's ingenuity! Enjoy the night at the theatre!
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“This spellbinding show runs full gallop with theatrical magic. It is epic and intimate and compels you to hold your breath in anticipation.” —New York Daily News
“War Horse is so exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring.” —The Times of London
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Based on a Novel by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted for the Stage by Nick Stafford
In association with Handspring Puppet Company
This remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship opened to rave reviews in London and New York. Coming exclusively to the Ahmanson. *
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, before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. *
The horses in this amazing piece of theatre are life-size and life-like: crafted in cane, steel, leather and aircraft cables, by the extraordinary Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, they embody the fire, spirit and nobility of living, breathing steeds.
This National Theatre of Great Britain production will thrill audiences at the Ahmanson. War Horse, filled with stirring music and song, is an astonishing event every family with children over 13 will enjoy.
*You’ve never seen anything quite like War Horse. This epic tale is both highly inventive spectacle and powerfully moving drama, with one of the largest casts (over 30) ever assembled on the Ahmanson stage. This odyssey of a boy and his horse took London by storm before opening on Broadway in Spring 2011.