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War Horse

Members say: Great staging, Absorbing, Masterful, Clever, Great acting
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'War Horse', which won the Tony Award for Best Play, chronicles the journey of a boy and his horse during World War I, through theatrical puppetry and innovative storytelling.

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'War Horse' travels from the verdant English countryside to the fields of France and Germany at the outbreak of World War I. A boy's beloved horse has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, the horse serves on both sides of the war, and survives an odyssey that leaves him alone in no-man's land. The boy, now a young man, cannot forget his horse, and embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

 

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95
Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if you enjoy stellar performances and masterful storytelling! The puppetry is magnificent and you believe the animals are real!

Don't see it if stories about war and destruction aren't for you.

95
Ambitious, Clever, Masterful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see a masterful example of exquisite story-telling, with great imagination and thrilling staging.

Don't see it if intricate large-scale puppetry is not your thing no matter how cleverly used and how moving the story

91
Clever, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you like dramas and creative staging - the use of the horse "puppets" is genius!

Don't see it if you don't like loud sounds and want something more light-hearted.

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a unique theater experience.

Don't see it if You don't like sad stories.

100
Exquisite, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you want the most exquisitely staged presentation of a very difficult subject. I was sobbing by intermission.

Don't see it if tough emotional theatre is too much for you or the soul of an animal can't touch you.

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like old fashioned stories, and some puppetry.

Don't see it if A bit too long.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Well acted, Great staging, Problematic plot

See it if you are fascinated by brilliant staging and don't mind a weak underlying plot. The horse is more impt than all the men dying? Really?

Don't see it if you only respond to insightful scripts. The staging was dazzling, creative, memorable. I took my son and loved how much he loved it!

95
Absorbing, Profound, Great staging

See it if if it ever comes back. It was touching, clever, amazing to watch and experience.

Don't see it if not an option since it closed

Also I saw this at Lincoln Center in Nov 2012. I saved the playbill and wro... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Epic, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if Excellent historical play, great puppets that don't distract but help create the experience

Don't see it if You want a light play; remember, this is a world war

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want to see a lavish and powerful play that is larger than life. A show with a simple but deeply emotional story.

Don't see it if You only like comedy or interpersonal drama.

80
Original, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Great staging

See it if simple moving plays that inspire heart, mind (and tears) are your cup of tea. The staging, acting and music move as one. Simply spectacular!

Don't see it if stories of war, 'puppets', and quiet stories make you grimace

1
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if stab yourself in the eyes. This play is everything that is wrong with theater. I hear so many people say they like this but they just say

Don't see it if that because its the sexy thing to say. Yes, it was different but different is not always good.

50
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Amazing puppets

See it if You want to see the most amazing life like puppets. You like stories about people connecting with animals.

Don't see it if You're looking for something fast paced. At times, this almost put me to sleep, and I also felt it was extremely repetitive.

84
Original, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if like original puppetry.

Don't see it if don't like to see puppet handlers on stage.

82
Ambitious, Intense, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a serious play with innovative staging. The work with puppets is well executed.

Don't see it if you want something lighter and more comedic.

82
Original, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you are interested in an innovative telling of a historical drama

Don't see it if you require absolute verisimilitude in your theatrical endeavors

87
Original, Epic, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if You love historical epics and excellent puppetry. Very emotionally draining, but worth it. Ensemble shines. You'll forget they are puppets.

Don't see it if You're not prepared for a dramatic, gripping, emotional WWI tale. There are no obvious stars either, this is a true ensemble show.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Riveting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a unique staging of an epic, war-time play.

Don't see it if You can't stand plays about war.

82
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Intense, Great staging

See it if Enjoy historical works. Enjoy puppetry and clever sets. You will forget that you are watching puppets and not live horses.

Don't see it if You want a happy go lucky story. You aren't interested in history or animals. Don't want to see war depicted on stage.

84
Original, Enchanting, Epic, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of the Lion King & want to see more animals come to life on stage in a more dramatic show. This is much better than the film.

Don't see it if you're put off by the somewhat cliched premise of a boy who just loves his horse.

58
Original, Clever, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging

See it if you appreciate puppetry and exquisite choreography

Don't see it if you can't sit still during a dull story

92
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you love an amazing story, staging and great theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like intense drama

85
Original, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy puppetry on an epic scale & stories of the WWI period. Family friendly.

Don't see it if You aren't into horses. Since that's pretty much the whole thing.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if like well staged plays with a heartfelt story and excellent use of puppetry.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted play or comedy.

85
Original, Clever, Epic, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you love epic plays and ingenious creativity

Don't see it if you prefer comedies or musicals