BWW Review: ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S at the Indiana Repertory Theatre Provides a Great Intro to Theatre
Lovers of theatre can usually remember their first introductions to the stage. Whether it's a school performance or a professional one, those earliest shows leave an impression. The Indiana Repertory Theatre's current offering, Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!", is a delightful way to make theatre accessible for kids as young as 3. The show begins with listening rules for kids, who are on the floor in storytime seating. The relaxed style takes away the intimidation that some people can associate with professional theatre.
Devan Mathias and Carlos Medina Maldonado star as Piggie and Gerald respectively. Their enthusiasm and playful performances has the kids laughing aloud. The musical, written by children's author Mo Willems, is a sweet story of friendship and trying new things. It even includes some fun Shakespeare and Star Wars references for older audience members.
Each season the IRT offers one children's show for kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. I'd encourage anyone with young kids to take advantage of these shows!
Don't Miss the Show The Indiana Repertory Theatre is located at 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, one-half block west of the Circle Center Mall between northbound Illinois St. and southbound Capitol Ave. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" runs until March 24 on IRT's Cabaret. It is 75 minutes, with no intermission and is for children ages 3 to 8. To purchase tickets or find performance times, call (317) 635-5252 or order online at www.irtlive.com.
Photos Courtesy of the Indiana Repertory Theatre