The battlefields of World War I will come to the Orpheum Theatre stage, as will the tale of a boy, his beloved horse, and the lengths to which he would go to find his friend. Starting this Wednesday, the Tony and Academy Award-winning War Horse arrives for a two-week tour stop in Minneapolis. The play, written by Nick Stafford, is based on Michael Morporgo's award-winning novel. In the story, young Albert watches his beloved horse, Joey, get conscripted into the fight during World War I. While Joey finds himself on both sides of the conflict, Albert heads to No Man's Land to find and bring back his friend. Bringing Joey to life are puppets created by the Handspring Puppet Company, who earned a special Tony Award for their work. Minnesota native Rob Laqui is part of the puppeteer crew. Alex Morf, who graduated from St. Olaf and worked for the Children's Theatre Company, Frank, and Park Square, plays the lead. (Photo by Brinkhoff Mogenburg)
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Starts: June 12. Continues through June 23, 2013
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