THE SCREENING ROOM: "Saturday Night Live" Spoofs Broadway's War Horse (Video)

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The Tony Award-winning production of War Horse, which currently plays Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater, was spoofed this weekend on an episode of "Saturday Night Live."

On the recent "SNL" episode, theatregoers are slightly confused by the production of War Horse, which features life-size puppets, a concept created by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company. The puppets have the capability of producing lifelike movement with the assistance of onstage crew and actors. War Horse was adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford from Michael Morpurgo's 1982 coming-of-age children's novel. Here's how the production is described: "At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, 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 mission to find his horse and bring him home."

To watch the War Horse-inspired "SNL" skit, look below:

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