A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®
About The Show
– The New York Times
“A blast of pure theatrical imagination. Awe-inspiring!”
“A Landmark Theater Event”
– TIME Magazine
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®, WAR HORSE tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
Best Seats available for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday evening.
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Special war Horse event
When War Horse comes to Popejoy this month, we’ll be watching a puppet play the lead character. While we’ve done that before (how many of you saw Disney’s The Lion King?), the central puppet in War Horse is a triumph of an additional decade's technical skill and artistry. Embellished by the work of skilled puppeteers, Joey, the horse in the story, comes to life brilliantly. Former UNM Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Jim Linnell, discusses the artistry necessary to create the theatrical illusion of Joey’s incarnation on stage and our part in it as audience members. He gives his talk, open to the public, on April 23 at 7pm at La Vida Llena’s Nueva Vista room, 11100 Lagrima de Oro NE. Space is limited; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
A Broadway in New Mexico Selection