Photo Flash: WAR HORSE Exhibit at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
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by BWW News Desk
Audiences coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts to see the Tony Award winning show War Horse can explore a special interactive lobby exhibit illustrating the artistry and history behind the show as well as WWI artifacts and uniforms. They will learn more about the magnificent "Joey" puppet created by Handspring Puppet Company, see behind-the-scenes footage featuring Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones - puppet designers for War Horse, try their hand at operating a puppet created in the style of "Young Joey" and learn from an American WWI soldier about what life might have been like during "The War to End all Wars." Check out photos from the exhibit below!
War Horse is the powerful story of young Albert's beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man's land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.
The tour of War Horse, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo by Nick Stafford, is directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tony Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life- sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
The WWI soldier is Center Arts Teach artist Jon Monastero, a former history teacher and actor who brings historical characters to life and the puppetry artist is Arts Teach artist Rogue Artist Ensemble. They will alternate their participation between shows.
For more information on War Horse, visit warhorseonstage.com.
Photo Credit: Doug Gifford