Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 | 1:30 p.m.
'War Horse' comes to life
Director Steven Spielberg brought the children’s novel “War Horse” to life with his 2011 movie, and now for the first time, a touring, nonmusical stage production opens at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts tonight.
“War Horse,” with its magical, larger-than-life horse puppets, premiered in London in 2007 before its Broadway run. It’s truly a heartwarming story, almost a fairytale, of a young soldier, his beloved horse and their journey from farm to battlefield.
Audiences around the world have marveled at the “War Horse” puppets, each of which took a 20-member team to build over six months. Critics have marveled, saying that after a few moments under their spell, audiences think they are real.
Two puppeteers control the various moving parts of the horses from inside while a third actor maneuvers it from outside.
“War Horse” is at the Smith Center through Sunday.
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