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Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"
Oct 23 - 31, 2021
Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"


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

This play was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2013-2014 season.

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com


Directed by Laura Bess Jernigan

Music Directed by Katherine Anderson

Choreography by Nancy Rich

Costume Design by Elspeth McClanahan

Scenic Design by Kylee Elrod

Sound Design by John Maruca


Any video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.


Thanks to our show sponsor, North State Bank.


Additional thanks to our media sponsor, The News & Observer.


This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.



Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 


RLT’s sensory-friendly programming is made possible by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, with additional support from Capital City Civitan Club.



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Special Thanks

David Watts for website maintenance

Kat Randle for the show poster artwork

Aaron Kaplan for American Sign Language assistance


There will be no intermission during the performance.

Order of Songs

Lucky to See You --- Gerald & Piggie
Swimmy! Fancy! --- Squirrelles, Gerald & Piggie
Don't Go --- Gerald & Piggie
Ice Cream Hero --- Squirrelles & Gerald
Ode to Toy --- Gerald & Piggie
Toy Breaker --- Squirrelles, Gerald & Piggie
Elephant in the Room --- Gerald & Piggie
We're In a Play! --- Squirrelles, Gerald & Piggie
We'll Be Friends --- Gerald & Piggie
We've Been Lucky --- Squirrelles, Gerald & Piggie

Cast, Production Staff, & Crew


Ryan Vasconcellos

Bryn Callaghan

Madeline Ormond
Mollie Reeves
Charleigh Smith

Maggie Walas

Jake Banasiewicz


Production Staff

Laura Bess Jernigan

Music Director
Katherine Anderson

Nancy Rich

Production Manager/TD
Dennis R. Berfield

Costume Design
Elspeth McClanahan

Scenic Design
Kylee Elrod

Sound Design
John Maruca

Stage Manager
Bri Stewart

Assistant Stage Manager
Lindsay Eddy
Rebekah Walker

Dance Captain
Charleigh Smith

Props Master
Katie Moorehead



Sound Crew Chief
Tyler Elrod

Sound Crew
Heather Carithers
Lenore Clark
Baki Gatabaki
Minming Hsu
Chad Marshall
Demi Rowell

Set Construction
Michael Dunavan
Chad Marshall
Demi Rowell