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The Vanishing Elephant

March 7, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inspired by true events, The Vanishing Elephant, an incredible story of resilience and friendship, comes to life through large-scale puppetry, illusion, and magic. Jenny, a young elephant in India, is full of curiosity and wonder. Sadly, one day, her life changes when she is captured, separated from her family, and eventually taken to America to join a circus. She must learn the ways of humans who can be cruel, but she befriends a young boy named Opu. Her special bond with Opu is the first step on an adventure so huge, it spans decades and continents, but despite the time and distance, Jenny never forgets her forever friend. Years later when Opu is an old man, their paths cross once again in an unexpected encounter with the world-famous magician Harry Houdini in New York City. Their life-long friendship is rekindled in a magical way when Jenny makes history as The Vanishing Elephant.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Contains moments of human mistreatment of animal puppets that can prompt further discussion.


March 7, 2025
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
147 Warsaw Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 United States
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