Sunday, July 08, 2012
Last weekend I enjoyed attending the Opening Night of "War Horse" at the Ahmanson Theater.
Set during World War One, this show uses elaborate puppets to bring the eponymous horses to life. These are no two-men and a horse-head costume horses -- instead they are elaborate metal and leather puppets that really do let your mind create horses on the stage.
The story is a simple, but touching, one. A boy's horse, Joey, is sold to the British Army and shipped to France for the war. The boy soon follows to find his horse.
But don't be deceived, the emotions in this play aren't easily dismissed. I was nearly bawling by the end.