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The One and Only Ivan

February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Recommended for ages 6-Adult

“A captivating staging …” –Splash Magazines

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 out of the wild, Ivan’s ambition and imagination grow to meet the challenge of rescuing his endangered companion. Aided by Bob, the scrappy dog, and a young human, 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 and based on the powerful Newbery Medal-winning 2012 book by Katherine Applegate, a #1 New York Times bestseller.

This series is made possible in part by Granger; Jackson National Life Insurance Company; Piper & Gold Public Relations; and SuttonAdvisors, PLC; with additional support from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group.

Media Sponsor: WKAR.

For more information visit: https://www.whartoncenter.com/


February 2
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Wharton Center
750 E. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States

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