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Alumnus appears in unusual role at Lincoln Center

April 13, 2011

emerson alumnus plays head of a horse in war horse a broadway play

An Emerson alumnus will play the head of a horse in War Horse, which opens April 14 at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. The acclaimed play—which was a hit in London—tells the story of an English boy whose beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France during WWI. Ariel Heller ’06 will act as Joey’s “head,” using puppetry techniques to animate the life-size equine character. Heller also plays the role of Topthorn, Joey’s horse friend. Since graduating from Emerson, Heller has acted in Once Upon a Mattress, Urinetown: The Musical, Into the Woods as Rapunzel’s prince, and King Lear, playing the king of France.

Photo Credits: Paul Kolnik

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