ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S
“WE ARE IN A PLAY!”
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
Originally commissioned and produced
By the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer
January 21 – February 25, 2024
Recommended for ages 3 and up
Mo Willems, author and creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling, Caldecott Honor award-winning Elephant & Piggie and Pigeon picture books, is at it again with ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”. Get ready for the play to end all plays – led by two best friends – with very different perspectives. The ever-upbeat Piggie is thrilled to be on stage, while Elephant is a bit busy hoping nothing goes “terribly, horribly, best-friendship endingly wrong” during the duration of the performance. He’s getting there… Anything can happen in this goofy, heartfelt show that is sure to have audiences laughing hard.
This play was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2013-2014 season.
Mo Willems’ ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. mtishows[dot]com.