War Horse Play Arrives at Ahmanson Theatre
The Tony Award-winning play begins its national tour with LA.
June 13, 2012
The captivating Broadway play War Horse launches its national tour on June 13 at LA’s Ahmanson Theatre. Sure to be a must-see for summer, War Horse has been a critical darling in both its stage and film versions. The piece swept last year’s Tonys with five awards, including Best Play, and Steven Spielberg’s film masterpiece earned six Oscar nominations.
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse portrays the poignant story of a young boy and his horse in World War I-era England. The cast is comprised of 30 performers and a series of life-sized equestrian puppets created by Handspring Puppet Company. Bob Boyett and the National Theatre of Great Britain serve as the lead producers of the US-wide tour.
War Horse first premiered to rave reviews in London in 2007, and will remain in LA for this leg of its tour until July 29. For tickets, visit centertheatregroup.org.135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 213-972-7401