Sunday, April 17, 2011
Yesterday I went to see a matinee of WarHorse. The production is theatre at its best. Originally a novel by Michael Morpurgo, the play was presented by the National theatre of Great Britain and won the Olivier Award. Now New Yorkers are able to attend the fine performances at Lincoln Center. Every element of the play meshes into a an impressive, not to be missed whole that every theatre-goer will talk about for years. The fine acting is enhanced by horses designed by the Handspring Puppet Company founded in 1981 in South Africa. The cane sculptures come alive before the eyes of the audience. The story is about the love of a boy--Albert-- for his horse--Joey--and takes place before, during and after the World War I and accomplishes what every good book and play should--the audience believes in the characters and their world becomes real. If you can get to the National in Great Britain or Lincoln Center in New York, see WarHorse. You'll never forget it. Scene Stealer, my eBook is available through Carina Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever eBooks are sold. An audio version is produced by Audible.