People are talking about WAR HORSE, which runs at the Kentucky Center through Sunday, November 24.
This play is not a musical, although music plays an important role in advancing the plot. The subject matter - friendship, loyalty, and courageous service on the battlefields in WWI - packs an emotional "wallop."
If you love live theatre but haven't had a chance to see WAR HORSE yet, we hope you consider adding a performance to your weekend plans after reading these reviews. Find online ticketing and details here, or call the Kentucky Center box office at (502) 584-7777.
From Michele Rynbrandt, Louisville.com [full review] -
From Elizabeth Kramer, Courier-Journal [full review] -
"this complex play covers a lot of territory with many scenes. Most hit hard on the horrors of war. In particular, they reveal the factors at work in the Great War, the first conflict that saw widespread use of machine guns and sophisticated tanks. Some scenes feature rows of marching soldiers mowed down by bullets, while another in the latter part of the story includes a hulking tank that takes shape as a large sculptural set piece. Menacing in its size, the tank’s frame casts jagged shadows onstage. All of this is a hard reminder of how this war employed new technologies to inflict greater death and destruction."
And from Twitter: