The One and Only Ivan



Date: March 3, 2020

Time: 9:45 am

Location: Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center

Cost: $5/each

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

A world premiere based on the 2012 book by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal; Adapted by James E. Grote; Directed by Dorothy Milne

Additional performance at 11:45 a.m.

Recommended for Grades 2-6
Running Time: 55 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Literature-Based, Science, Animal Welfare, Relationships & Family, Art, Communication and Language Arts, Character Development, Puppets

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.

Study Guide PDF for “The One and Only Ivan”