“War Horse” at OCCC this weekend

Presented by National Theatre Live, OCCC and CityRep

    (Published: 11-29-16)

War Horse

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) have again partnered with National Theatre Live (NTL) to present theatre productions to audiences in the college's Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the United Kingdom and around the world. Next in the lineup is "War Horse" Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at 6 p.m.

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, "War Horse" is the powerful story of a young boy named 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.

All NTL events at OCCC are encore presentations pre-recorded in high-definition. The remainder of the 2016-2017 NTL lineup includes:

• "War Horse," Dec. 4, 2016
• "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," Jan. 15, 2017
• "The Deep Blue Sea," April 2, 2017
• "Hangmen," April 23, 2017
• "Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: A Contemporary Evening," May 7, 2017

Each showing begins at 6 p.m. in the college's VPAC Theater. Adult tickets are now available online for $15 at tickets.occc.edu. Children and student tickets are available at the door for $5. For tickets or information, visit tickets.occc.edu or call 405-682-7579.

OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.