By Adam Hetrick
07 Dec 2011
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
Daniel Buckroyd, who adapted Farm Boy for the stage, also directs the New York premiere of the New Perspectives Theatre Company production that will run through Jan. 1, 2012.
John Walters and Richard Pryal star in the two-hander; opening is Dec. 13. The play continues the tale of beloved horse Joey after his return from the battlefields of WWI.
Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel "War Horse" became the inspiration for the Tony and Olivier Award-winning drama, which is now launching productions across the globe since its 2007 debut. His 1997 novel "Farm Boy" traces the lives of Albert and his beloved horse Joey in the decades that follow the Great War.
The production has lighting design by Mark Dymock and original music composed by Matt Marks.
59E59 Theaters, at 59 E. 59th Street, is run by Elysabeth Kleinhans (artistic director) and Peter Tear (executive producer).