It’s hard to imagine in our modern, mechanized digital world, but horses played a key part in the first modern war of the last century. A staggering number of horses participated—and died—in World War I; and the multiple Tony Award-winning War Horse takes this historical fact and turns it into emotionally gripping drama.
The touring production of War Horse comes to Proctors beginning Wednesday, with animatronic horses you’ll believe in and a young hero you’ll root for: Eugene, an English teen determined to rescue his beloved horse from the front.
War Horse opens Wednesday (Jan. 15) at 7:30 PM on the Mainstage at Proctors (432 State St., Schenectady) and runs through Jan. 19. Performances are Thursday at 1:30 and 8 PM Thursday; 8 PM Friday; 2 and 8 PM Saturday; and 1 and 6:30 PM Sunday. Tickets are $20-$95. For more info, call the box office at 346-6204.