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  War Horse at Orpheum Theatre

War Horse

Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis

England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albertís beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. Heís soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no manís 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 Africaís Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.

Thru - Jun 23, 2013



Price: $39-$125

Box Office: 1-800-982-2787

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  War Horse Reviews

Star Tribune - Recommended

"...While this show is a marvel of theater's power, it made me feel uneasy, too. I cared more about the well-being of puppet horses, designed by Handspring Puppet Company and fashioned from cane, gauze and aluminum, than about the soldiers taking bullets and dying spectacularly in front of me."
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Rohan Preston


Twin Cities Pioneer Press - Recommended

"...By curtain call, though, it's clear the human actors are mostly props standing in the long shadow cast by the stage phenomenon of "War Horse." Lovely aesthetics aside, this is a show that manipulates our emotions as masterfully as its puppets."
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Dominic P. Papatola


How Was The Show - Recommended

"...The superstars of this show are the horses. One hates to use the diminishing word, puppets, though I guess that this is what they are. There are five, and they each enjoy vivid and astonishing presence. Animals, of course, but the personalities of their human handlers (each horse has three) shine through. Every movement is carefully choreographed - and breathtaking."
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John Olive



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