War Horse


10:30 am - 5:30 pm



Event Type


Join JH Travel for this matinee production at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines on Saturday, December 15, 2012.  A lunch prior to the show will be served at Café Baratta’s at the State Historical Building.  There is three main entrée choices which are:  Roasted Pork Loin with Pan Gravy, Baked Lasagna or Stuffed Chicken Breast served with a salad, dessert and non-alcoholic drink.  (When making your reservation a main entrée choice will need to be given).

The story unfolds in England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.  This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness currently playing to packed houses in London and New York. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

Don’t miss this award winning production! Rick & I had the pleasure to see Joey up close and it is amazing how this large structure works and moves! Limited seating available!