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2014-15 Performances:
Jane Eyre
The Velveteen Rabbit
Lions in Illyria
One Came Home
The One and Only Ivan
Soon I Will Be Invincible
Fillet of Solo 2015
Concert Reading Series
The One and Only Ivan
EXTENDED through May 17th, 2015!
Saturdays & Sundays at 11am & 1pm
 
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"A captivating staging... With the 99-seat theatre filled to capacity with youngsters, it was clear by their rapt, unwavering attention that the show’s themes of family, friendship, and what defines a home, really resonated"  –Splash Magazines
 
"[Brings] together families to laugh, cry, and ask questions about this tale of a courageous gorilla name Ivan and his very good friends"  –Chicago Stage Standard


For 27 years, the world of Ivan the gorilla was a dull cage in a roadside shopping mall. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant captured in the wild, Ivan’s ambitions and imagination must grow to meet the challenge of rescuing his endangered new companion. Aided by Bob the scrappy dog and a young human ally, Ivan sets out to become the great silverback and protector he was always meant to be. Enter the mind of a remarkable hero in this unforgettable story of enduring friendship, drawn from true events. Based on the 2012 book by Katherine Applegate, a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal.

Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.

A world premiere based on the powerful bestseller by Katherine Applegate,
   illustrated by Patricia Castelao
Adapted by James E. Grote
Directed by Dorothy Milne

The One and Only Ivan, published by HarperCollins, 2012
Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.

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FUN & GAMES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
 
Join us any Saturday or Sunday at noon during the run of The One and Only Ivan (following the 11am show, or before the 1pm show) for our Stories Come Alive! Hour. (No session Easter Sunday, April 5.)
An interactive storytelling session with on-your-feet theatre games exploring the book behind the play — all designed to make positive connections between your children and literature that will last a lifetime.
Only $5 per child! Reservations are recommended (though not required).
Contact the box office at 773-761-4477 for more information.

 
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