Hope Elephants inspire new play

Jul 15, 2014
“The Road to Hope” cast visits Hope Elephants as preparation for the show.

Portland — “The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story” will run Wednesday, July 16, through Sunday, July 27, at Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St. During the course of the run, the show will travel to the Midcoast for a Tuesday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m. performance (see link below).

The play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephants sanctuary. “The Road to Hope: an Elephant's Story” was written for young actors and audience by Reba Short with musical direction provided by Brittany Cook and produced with support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

The Camden Amphitheatre show is free. Tickets for the shows in Portland are $9, $8 members, in advance via the events tab at kitetails.org. A $1 fee applies day-of-show, and performance plus stay-and-play tickets are available. Performances at the museum are Wednesdays at 3 p.m.; Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Fridays and Sundays at 4 p.m.; and Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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