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Ivoryton Playhouse produces children's book

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The Ivoryton Playhouse's new production is a children’s book, "Ella Capella and the Pink Umbrella," inspired by the support the theater has received since having to close its doors due to the pandemic. 

“We were very concerned that we would not make it,” said Managing Director Krista May. “And so we started a fund raising campaign to our family of supporters. We were completely overwhelmed by the response. Donations large and small arrived every day and, in the middle of this global catastrophe, it was heartwarming to feel so much love being sent our way.”

That outpouring of love inspired the book, written by Ivoryton Playhouse Artistic Director Jacqueline Hubbard and illustrated by Cully Long, a longtime associate of the playhouse as a designer and scenic design professor at Weber State University.

"Ella Capella" is an exceptional elephant who sings and dances and entertains the whole village of Ivoryton until one day a terrible storm threatens to sweep her away. The book celebrates a community that comes together to save Ella the Elephant and make sure she always has a place to sing and dance and tell her stories.

The book is dedicated to the Ivoryton Playhouse's family of supporters.

Copies of "Ella Capella" are for sale at and by calling the Ivoryton Playhouse at (860) 767-9520. It will be available at local retailers soon. The cost is $23.39 if the book is picked up at the playhouse, $28.69 if it is shipped.



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