Like dumping a family photo album into a piranha tank, the theatre shows you what happens when the deepest human bonds get torn apart. Dive into a stirring scene with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see War Horse
- When: June 21–23
- Where: Orpheum Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
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Personal stories intertwine with epic set pieces and mind-boggling puppetry in War Horse, the 2007 stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel that went on to win multiple honors at the 2011 Tony awards, including Best Play. In the years leading up to World War I, young Albert Narracott is tasked with raising Joey, a feisty colt bought impulsively by Albert's father. Boy and horse soon forge an unbreakable bond, but fate and the British military conspire to keep them apart. When the “War to End All Wars” opens, Joey is conscripted to be the mount of Captain Nicholls of the British cavalry, setting off a tragic, bittersweet chain of events that finds him serving for both the Allies and the Central Powers, then finally surviving alone in no man’s land. Though too young to legally join up, Albert soon contrives to rescue his friend, and together, though separately, the two endure hellish battlegrounds, thundering lead-storms, and a sojourn through enemy lands.
Minneapolis Star Tribune reviewer Rohan Prestron lavished the human cast with praise, saying of the actors “Their performances help to make 'War Horse' a show where large spectacle gives way to real feeling”. At the hands of three master puppeteers, the dynamic, fluid, beautifully crafted steed moves with life-like mannerisms, rearing up, galloping, and carrying soldiers through smoke and battle scenes. His mane and tail flopping with every step, Joey forms the emotional core of the story as he makes the dazzling transformation from foal to awkward teenage horse with a taste for death metal to graceful stallion.