Rumor has it that notable children's writer Michael Morpurgo thought producers were crazy attempting to make a stage adaptation of his best-selling 1982 novel, War Horse. Turns out the idea was insanely genius, because the 2011 play War Horse went on to become a Broadway hit and five-time Tony winner. Famed director Steven Spielberg also caught the equestrian bug and made a film out of Morpurgo's book in 2011. The cinematic tearjerker received six Oscars. Seems the public gobbles up Morpurgo's heartwarming tale of the bond between a boy and his horse in any form or fashion. As a stage production, War Horse has traveled the world, and it's set to gallop into West Palm Beach this week. The show features majestic, life-size horse puppets that charge, breathe, and trot just like the real thing; it's a wondrous production of drama and spectacle that leaves audiences in awe.
This equestrian vision begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25. Visit kravis.org, or call 561-832-7469.
Wed., Feb. 12, 8 p.m., 2014