Experience the live stage event that won five Tony Awards in 2011 and spawned an Academy Award-nominated film by Steven Spielberg. Hailed for its "theatrical magic" by The New York Times
, War Horse
puts its actors on stage alongside spectacular, beautifully-designed horse puppets to tell the epic story of Joey, a farm horse sold into the cavalry in World War I. Albert, the boy who trained and bonded with Joey on the farm, embarks on a treacherous journey to rescue the beloved animal from behind enemy lines. This original National Theatre of Great Britain production, which packed houses in London and New York, comes to the Kennedy Center on its nationwide tour. This visually arresting and touching play features stirring music, a remarkable tale and astonishing puppetry by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, which brings to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
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