Warhorse: The Puppeteers Speak
Tishman Auditorium at The New School (66 W. 12th St., Manhattan)
From South Africa via London comes Warhorse, the extraordinary collaboration between Cape Town’s Handspring Puppet Company and the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, which is playing at Lincoln Center this spring.
Warhorse, based on the celebrated novel by British writer Michael Morpurgo, is set in World War I. It speaks of the immense slaughter of soldiers on all sides as observed by a drafted English farm horse. Join the founders of Handspring Puppet Company, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, who won the Olivier, Evening Standard, and Critics’ Circle awards for Warhorse, at The New School with South African-born poet, novelist and scholar Yvette Christiansë and puppeteer Dan Hurlin on puppetry as a medium of communication and advocacy, the object as verb, movement as thought, and the audience as author.