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An Elephant in the Garden

An elephant makes for a terrible getaway partner, but a sharp and poignant metaphor in the hands of playwright Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful). In Morpurgo's story An Elephant in the Garden (and its stage adaptation), a mother, her two children, and an elephant named Marlene flee their home in Dresden as the Allies rain bombs down at the close of World War II. That might not sound family-friendly, but the one-woman play — at the Byham Theater for two performances this weekend — is ultimately an uplifting story, more about love and survival than bombs and Nazis. That being said, probably best for kids under seven to skip this one.

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  • Byham Theater

    101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh Downtown

    412-456-6666

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