War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship. England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s 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. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.
Although WAR HORSE is based on a children’s book, it includes scenes depicting some war violence and is recommended for ages 10 and up. All patrons regardless of age must have a ticket.
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"A blast of pure theatrical imagination. Awe-inspiring!"
"Surefire family-pleasing entertainment."
"[War Horse] appeals to imaginations aged anything from 12 to 92."
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
June 12 to June 23
$39.00 to $125.00
Runtime: 2 hours, 40 minutes including one intermission