National Theatre Live's WAR HORSE Broadcast at Town Hall Theater Set for 2/27-28

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National Theatre Live's WAR HORSE Broadcast at Town Hall Theater Set for 2/27-28The National Theatre's multi-award-winning production of War Horse, seen by over 4 million people worldwide since its premiere at London's National Theatre in 2007, will be seen in three screenings at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater.

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. 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. For a more complete look at the production, go to www.warhorseonstage.com .

War Horse will have three screenings at Town Hall Theater. On Thursday, February 27, the 2:00 pm screening will be live from London. Rebroadcasts will be seen at 7:00 pm that day, and at 7:00 pm the following day, Friday, February 28. Tickets are $17, $10 students, and may be purchased at www.townhalltheater.org, 802 382-9222, at the THT Box Offcie (daily except Sunday, Noon - 5 pm) and at the door.

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