On to the play. As I predicted, it was a dark and emotional play and I was in tears before the first 15 minutes had transpired. If you're an animal lover you can relate. If you've read 'Marley and Me' or seen that movie you know what kind of emotion can be wrung out of you. But this was worse. Much worse. I read a review online that praised the play but warned anyone attending to bring plenty of tissues. So I did. Good choice. This does not have a magical, happy ending but the subject matter is serious and it's presented in a realistic way. I would not recommend bringing young children to this play...unless they are unbelievably mature and capable of making it through several 'horse deaths'. I mean they're puppets but the puppeteers do an amazing job of eliciting empathy for these pretend horses from the audience members! Here's a link to the Wikipedia site devoted to this Tony award winning play.
Below is a video montage from You-Tube that gives a fair representation of the tone of this magnificent play.