Portland Broadway: War Horse
222 SW Clay
February 26-March 3, 2013
This remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship is set in England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s 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 currently playing to packed houses in London and New York. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets, created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards.