Vanishing Elephant


October 28, 2023    
2:00 pm


New Victory at Stage 42
422 W 42nd Street, New York, NY



Pack your trunk for a jumbo journey as Jenny the elephant is captured and taken from India to America, far from her family and her forever friend, Opu. Swept up in the circus, she makes magic and history as The Vanishing Elephant with Harry Houdini himself, but Jenny never stops thinking of home. Watch in wonder as this puppet pachyderm grows from tot to teen to towering adult in an unforgettable tale from the imagination of Cahoots NI (Nivelli’s War, 2017). For everyone 8 and up.

Co-founded by Paul Bosco McEneany and Zoe Seaton in 2001, Cahoots NI combines the visual delight of theater with the age-old intrigue of illusion. As magic lovers, they were inspired to create The Vanishing Elephant for the New Victory Theater, in part because Harry Houdini performed here. They often develop work for specific sites, collaborating with artists across Northern Ireland to craft high-quality and inventive theatrical experiences for kids and families.

The Vanishing Elephant is produced by Cahoots NI in association with Culture Ireland.