SOLD OUT! The Elephant & The Whale NPN Show & After Party @ The Ruth Page Center for the Arts · Apr 14, 2013

A.C.T. Out with NPN

Please join NPN as Chicago Children's Theatre presents The Elephant & the Whale. After the show head downstairs for an exclusive NPN Pizza Party with snacks, face painting, posing for photographs, and more! 

The Elephant & The Whale is an all-new family fable that features sea voyages, wild mechanical objects, circus songs, panoramic paintings, exquisite shadow puppets and an innovative sound design.

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.  

A spectacle in miniature, The Elephant and The Whale is an epic tale that invites audiences of all ages to discover the majesty of the largest animals on our planet, and a story of friendship conquering all obstacles. Together, the four-person cast will weave this fantastical tale while cranking audio devices, pedaling panoramic painting apparatuses, manipulating shadow puppet sequences and singing folk-inflected songs. A nickelodeon-like, three-horned gramophone machine, coin operated by the performers, has been specially designed to play the music for the production. After the performance, audiences will have the chance to interact with the artists and get an up close look at the set, props, puppets and mechanical apparatuses. Then they can enjoy the NPN Pizza Party!

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Chicago Children's Theatre, Eduardo's EnotecaUrbanSitter, Eva Ho Photography, GoGo squeeZ, Surf Sweets and Pretzel Crisps!

Please note, this event is SOLD OUT, however NPN members can save $5 on all weekend show performances using code: NPNCCT.

Location: The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Address: 1016 N Dearborn St
Chicago, 60610
When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM · Apr 14, 2013
Who: Members & Non-Members - Children welcome
Parking: There is metered parking available on the streets surrounding the Ruth Page Center for Arts. There is also a validated lot, located at 1250 North Dearborn Street. The rate is $10 for 4 hours and validation can be obtained at the Box Office.
Cost: $36 adults, $26 children, $5 discount with code NPNCCT.

Please purchase tickets online at For a special NPN $5 discount use this code: NPNCCT.

Coordinator: Melanie Schlachter
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