June 30 Deadline for Ordering Tickets to War Horse, to Benefit Boston’s Park Rangers Mounted Unit

Please join the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit for a special evening to support our Park Rangers’ Horses.  Premium seating for the Wednesday evening, October 17 performance of War Horse at the Boston Opera House, with a reception to follow, is available for $150 per ticket.  Please make checks payable to the Justine Mee Liff Fund for Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, or by major credit card by calling Ashley Helie at 617-522-2700, no later than June 30.  She may also be emailed at ahelie@emeraldnecklace.org.

The play, winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Play 2011, is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.  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 that is currently playing to packed houses in London and in 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.