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Wanda and Winky Go To California

  • New Center Park 2998 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

Presented by Carrie Morris Arts Production (CMAP).

Adapted from the children's book Wanda and Winky by Commerce Township author Linda McLean, this performance tells the story of the Detroit Zoo's last two elephants who made headlines in 2005 when they were retired to an animal sanctuary in California, making the Zoo the nation's first major animal facility to retire an animal solely on ethical grounds. Wanda and Winky Go To California will use spectacular, life-sized elephant puppets to narrate the poetic journey of these Asian elephants, fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of this endangered and beautiful animal.

Duration: 1 hour

There will be 4 performances of Wanda and Winky Go To California

Friday, July 27
Doors at 7:00 PM | Performance at 8:00 PM
Stay afterwards for the family-friendly film, "The Jungle Book" (2016). Film at sunset.

Saturday, July 28
Doors at 1:00 PM | Performance at 2:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
Doors at 7:00 PM | Performance at 8:00 PM

Sunday, July 29
Doors at 1:00 PM | Performance at 2:00 PM

Sponsored by:  The Kresge Foundation

Earlier Event: July 28
Wanda and Winky Go To California
Later Event: August 1
Dreamgirls