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posted: 12/7/2012 6:00 AM

Playing Joey more than just horseplay for three-man team

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  • In the North American tour of "War Horse," Christopher Mai, Derek Stratton and Rob Laqui rotate in the role of the horse Joey. "War Horse" plays Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from Tuesday, Dec. 18, through Saturday, Jan. 5.

      In the North American tour of "War Horse," Christopher Mai, Derek Stratton and Rob Laqui rotate in the role of the horse Joey. "War Horse" plays Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre from Tuesday, Dec. 18, through Saturday, Jan. 5.
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By Bonnie Berkowitz
The Washington Post

Let's get the basics out of the way first: no, it's not hot in there. yes, they can see most of what is going on. and that joke you're dying to make about the back end? he has already heard it. life as the title character in the play "war horse" can be exhausting and unpredictable, but joey's head, hind and heart have become downright comfortable in his translucent skin.

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