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2019-2020 54th Season

The One and Only Ivan

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The One and Only Ivan

School time performance. Limited to school groups, including homeschoolers.

Show Times and Tickets

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.

Based on the 2012 book by Katherine Applegate, a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal
Illustrated by Patricia Castelao
Adapted by James E. Grote
Directed by Dorothy Milne

Recommended Grades: 1 - 5

Suggested Curriculum Connections: Literature-Based, Values-Based, Family Relationships

Performance Length: 60 minutes including a chat back with cast members

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Everyone, including infants and toddlers, must have a ticket for admission.

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Nathan H Wilson Center for the Arts

Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32246

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