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The Elephant and the Whale

The year is 1919, and it’s the end of an era for a beloved circus elephant named Ella. When a nefarious new owner takes over the homegrown Hoogebeck Family show, Ella the star elephant discovers an unexpected new animal in the circus: a landlocked and homesick baby whale. What happens next is a unique story of friendship and adventure spanning species, rivers, railroads and nautical miles. Told through mechanical objects, panoramic paintings, and shadow puppets.

Redmoon and Chicago Childrens’ Theater

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig & Frank Maugeri


Winter 2013

Ruth Page Theater, Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center, Yates Gallery, Chicago
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

The Broadway Armory, Chicago
South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago

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