Farm Boy

Tuesday, October 25 th, 2016 at 00:10 am 

Farm Boy is written by the same person who wrote War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, and this is basically a little over an hour, about 80 minutes, and it takes place on a very bare stage with a tractor. How terrific is that? And you have a toolbox and an old man and a relatively young man. What they do is recount, with just a little bit of music and different accents, the idea of the sequel to Joey the War Horse, and what happened when he came home. I don’t want to tell you too much about it, because I want you to be able to discover this the same way I discovered it, but it’s really theater at its most basic and, in some ways, most charming. It’s a little small, but if you loved War Horse, which is wonderful at Lincoln Center, or the movie, which Steven Spielberg has coming out, it has the same rhythm to it and the same charm and the same basic human issues. Four stars.