“The One and Only Ivan” by Lifeline Theatre Co. Chicago
A dramatic play about Ivan the Gorilla, based on the book by Katherine Applegate. The play is offered from grades 3-6. Though Ivan was real and lived in a small cage in a shopping mall in Tacoma for 27 years, the story is fictionalized and told from Ivan’s point of view. He speaks to the audience and converses with his friends, Bob the dog and Ruby the elephant.
This show is part of Olympia Junior Programs, with participating schools requesting seating directly with OJP. It is not open to the public and not posted to the WCPA website as such and tickets are not sold by the WCPA box office.