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Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”

Streaming-Only Production

December 26, 2021 — January 9, 2022

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Playwright Mo Willems & Deborah Wicks La Puma
Play Dates December 26, 2021 — January 9, 2022
Show Type Utah Premiere, Children's Play

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Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

Published by Hyperion Books for Children

Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

SLAC’s tradition of bringing professional theatre to Utah families continues with Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, based on the best-selling children’s book series by Mo Willems. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" ("very best") friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible!

Note for Educators

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" and SLAC's supplementary arts education curriculum will be made available for classroom viewing in January 2022. Please contact SLAC's Education Coordinator Topher Rasmussen () for more information.

This play was commissioned by and first produced at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com