Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Some spectacles were meant to be seen on a stage. Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 children’s novel War Horse was adapted into a 2011 film by Steven Spielberg, and like everything with the director’s name on it, it was a reliable hit, but the big screen didn’t do the same justice to the story as Nick Stafford’s innovative stage adaptation. Using eerily evocative puppets for the horses, Stafford’s play details the bond between a teenage boy and his horse—a relationship that’s tested by the First World War. A touring production of this Broadway hit parks at the Marcus Center this week, with multiple performances through Sunday, Jan. 12.