War Horse: Page to Stage
War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, set in England in 1914. As World War I begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. 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. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, features 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. At this Demonstration/Discussion session, members of the creative team talk about the creation of the play, the sets, music, and special effects, and demonstrate how the life-sized puppets were developed and became the heart of this moving drama.
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