A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one is really amazed by a horse, of course,
That is, of course, unless the horse is really three men and a puppet putting on an amazing Tony Award-winning play at the Winspear Opera House.
In fact, not since reruns of Mr. Ed have we been as impressed by an equine performance, even if the ones in War Horse aren’t real. But you’d hardly know it thanks to the incredible puppetry that brings life-size mares and stallions to spectacular life.
Currently playing to packed houses in London, Toronto, and New York, we’re lucky enough to have the show for a limited time in Dallas. And it’s one of the most breathtaking productions we’ve seen in many years. Dark, superbly stylized and infused with a balanced amount of humor, music and haunting animation, War Horse is an absolute must-see.
Unlike most love stories portrayed onstage, this one involves a boy’s undying devotion to his horse, Joey. When his father sells the animal to the British army to use in World War One, the heartbroken 16-year-old boy sets off on a life-threatening adventure to bring his companion back home.
Heartwarming and even devastatingly emotional at times, we even found ourselves getting teary-eyed in the show’s suspenseful final moments. That’s because we’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for animals.
Fake ones, too.
Through September 23
Tickets: $30 – $150
AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas