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War Horse

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 2:00p
Boston Opera House Boston, MA

The sights and sounds of battle have seldom been rendered more vividly onstage than in this puppet-driven drama about a cavalry horse and the British youth who journeys through the trenches of World War I to find him. The National Theatre of Great Britain has put a lot of ingenious stagecraft to very powerful use, with image after blindingly sudden image of combat and its casualties -- human and animal -- that capture the chaos, futility, and waste of war. - Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

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The National Theatre of Great Britain production of "War Horse" is the most anticipated drama to cross the Atlantic this season. Based on the much-loved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this magnificent piece of theatre will make its San Francisco premiere beginning in August 1, 2012....
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Boston Opera House
539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 259-3400
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(no rating) Oct. 11, 2012 - Boston.com - Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

Near the end of “War Horse,’’ Joey, the magnificent chestnut steed of the title, struggles in wild desperation after he becomes enmeshed in barbed wire.

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(no rating) October 6, 2012 - Boston.com - Lynda Gorov, Globe Correspondent

Michael Morpurgo is refreshingly frank about his initial reaction to having puppets — granted, gargantuan, galloping puppets — play the horses in the stage version of his children’s novel “War Horse.”

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