If you’re looking for the chance to take your littles to one of their first theatrical experiences, consider the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We are in a Play!’ – a joyful musical that teaches children about friendship by modeling how to share with others, to listen, to respect difference, to celebrate kindness, and so much more.
During our preview visit – we found the audience (mainly kids ages 3-8) to be fully engaged, laughing and steadily focused on the energetic actors. Many of the kids were very familiar with the book series. (And my daughter and I happened to recognize actor Devan Mathias from the Civic Theatre’s recent performance of Mary Poppins.)
Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is by award-winning children’s illustrator and author Mo Willems. (Check out his books here.)This first-ever musical in this youth-serving series will run at the Indiana Repertory Theatre from February 21 – March 24 in the Cabaret room.
WHERE: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W Washington Street, OneAmerica Mainstage
RUN DATES: February 21—March 24, daytime performances. Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is approximately 75 minutes, including pre- and post-show activities.
TICKETS AND DETAILS: available at https://www.irtlive.com/plays-and-events/2018-2019/elephant-and-piggie
PHOTO CREDIT: Scenic Designer: Kerry Lee Chipman | Lighting Designer: Beth Nuzum