(Updated on Friday, Jan. 15: The Peppermint Pony will no longer bring its miniature equines. Instead, Big D’s Pony Rides will supply two ponies.)
Two real live ponies will visit 14th Street NW this weekend.
Constellation Theatre Company will host a “pony pop-up” in front of Source (1835 14th Street NW) this Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. The pop-up will star two precious ponies that passers-by will be able to feed and pet.
The pop-up is a promotional event for Constellation’s upcoming performance of “Equus,” which is the disturbing tale of a teenager “whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence.” The play’s main character — once infamously portrayed on Broadway by Daniel Radcliffe — wades through scenes of ritualized violence, sexual ecstasy and a chorus of human horses during the production.
Though the play is “definitely for adults,” said Constellation PR rep Travis Hare, “any kids who are on 14th Street that day will enjoy hanging out with the ponies.”
“It’s their parents who we hope will come see ‘Equus,'” he added.
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