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Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Streaming-Only Production

December 26, 2021 — January 9, 2022

$10 per household for a 48-hour streaming window


Playwright Mo Willems & Deborah Wicks La Puma
Director Penelope Caywood
Play Dates December 26, 2021 — January 9, 2022
Running Time 1 hour
Show Type Utah Premiere, Children's Play
Creative Team

Director & Choreographer — Penelope Caywood; Music Director & Mastering Engineer— Michael Leavitt; Scenic & Props Designer — Erik Reichert; Lighting Designer — Jesse Portillo*; Costume Designer — Aaron Swenson; Video Director — Kenny Riches, The Davey Foundation; Production Stage Manager — Jennie Sant; Assistant Stage Manager — Taylor Wallace; Assistant Props Designer — Alix Walburn; Assistant Costume Designer — Bett Shouse; Professional Theatre Program for Emerging Artists — Talia Heiss & Eva Merrill


Other Notes *The lighting designer for Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

Accessibility Considerations

Open Captioned Performance

Please note: this filmed production will include closed captioning.



Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

Published by Hyperion Books for Children

Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

SLAC’s tradition of bringing professional theatre to Utah families continues with Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, based on the best-selling children’s book series by Mo Willems. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" ("very best") friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible!

Digital Program

This play was commissioned by and first produced at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com