THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
You never forget the first time you see a horse: the beautiful coat of hair, the soft whinnying, the hooves that go clomp clomp. With the new play Sifrhippus: A Play About Horses, writer and director Nicholas Judt ’20 wants to give the entire Princeton community a chance to experience the magic of knowing a horse. Audience members will learn about the history and evolution of these majestic beasts—and who knows, perhaps they will even have the chance to ride a real live horse!
Content Advisory: Due to mature themes and language as well as safety issues posed by the possible presence of live horses, this play is not suitable for children.
Free and open to Princeton students, faculty and staff.
Horses have always been a source of inspiration for me. I think that there’s something simply wonderful about the way they carry themselves: so stolid, so persistent, so jolly even in the face of adversity. I grew up riding, and I felt great joy whenever I’d take my horse to the old town road. Those experiences have shaped my theater-making method. When I face difficult playwriting or directing decisions, I always use a single question to find clarity: what would a horse do? I’m thrilled to be producing Sifrhippus, an immersive theater experience in which audience members might actually get to experience firsthand the thrill of horseback riding. I hope it will be an educational and joyous event!
— Nicholas Judt, playwright