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War Horse – theatre review

 offers a unique opportunity to experience a rare and unforgettable theatre production at the Times Union Center through February 23rd. Why is the Tony Award Winning “” so extraordinary that you probably will never see it done in even the most ambitious community theatres? The central characters are life-sized puppets, horses, made of metal, leather, and wood. Each is operated by 3 puppeteers from the  (a total of 13 of them) who, with the use of unseen levers and wires, create the movements of the horses, which include swishing tails, wiggling ears, trotting, and pawing the ground. The movements of …

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Bringing War Horse to Life on Stage

Relationships are often at the core of every great stage production, but few bonds are represented as artfully as the connection between a boy and his horse in the stage adaptation of . The story takes audiences from England to France during World War I to tell this extraordinary tale of valor, loyalty, and above all, friendship.  stars as Albert in the play based on Michael Morpurgo’s acclaimed novel and adapted to the stage by Nick Stafford. As the war begins, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped away to France. What follows is Albert’s incredible …

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october, 2021

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