Amphibian Stage Productions to Host NTL Screening of WAR HORSE, 4/2-3
Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) in association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Marla Price, Director) announces that The National Theatre's multi-award-winning production of War Horse, seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2007, will be broadcast from its home at the New London Theatre in the West End on Wednesday & Thursday, April 2 & 3 at 2PM & 7PM, 2014 at the Modern Art Museum as part of National Theatre Live.
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in No Man's Land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.
War Horse is currently celebrating its sixth year on the London stage and is now on a tour of the UK and Ireland. A German language production entitled Gefährten opens in October 2013 at the historic Theater des Westens in Berlin, and a North American production continues to tour throughout 2013 and 2014. The Broadway production of War Horse, which completed its run at the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater earlier this year, was the winner of six Tony Awards including a Special Tony Award for Handspring Puppet Company.
Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is adapted by Nick Stafford and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, it is designed by Rae Smith, lighting is by Paule Constable and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick. The puppetry directors are Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, with video design by 59 Productions Ltd, song-making by John Tams, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Christopher Shutt.
Distributed internationally by BY Experience, National Theatre Live is an initiative to broadcast live performances from the National Theatre's stages to cinemas worldwide. In Fort Worth, the screenings are presented exclusively at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, courtesy of Amphibian Stage Productions. Fort Worth screenings of National Theatre Live began in the fall of 2011. Amphibian's National Theatre Live broadcasts are made possible in part through the generosity of Charles and Jill Fischer.
Tickets to National Theatre Live screenings are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students. Members of Amphibian Stage Productions and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive an additional $5 discount.
To purchase tickets, theatergoers may call 817-923-3012, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.amphibianproductions.org. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.