Venue Details

312 Star Starred
Curran
Between Mason and Taylor 445 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102
415-358-1220
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 397 members
Review from James Warren

This is a wonderful show -- well crafted, creative, and uplifting. My only problem was with the seats, which (although the best Gold Star offered) were half a mile away from the stage. I have no problem with this, but I think the disclosure...continued

reviewed Aug 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Dave Greenberg

Given the awards and raves from friends who saw this in NYC I was quite disappointed. I would definitely recommend AGAINST seeing this show in any seats other than Loge or front half of orchestra. The show loses a lot in terms of visuals and...continued

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Review from jonc226

An amazing performance - the puppetry for the horses really captured the movement and spirit of the animals and imbued them with a sense of character. Highly recommend this production.

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Quotes & Highlights

“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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Description

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. 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, told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.

War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company, is filled with stirring music and songs. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

This show is recommended for ages 12 and older.

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