Horton the elephant to be charged with talking to a speck, loitering…on an egg.

July 27, 2015


Defendant Horton the elephant. Courtroom sketch by Dr. Seuss.

Bloomington, Ind. – Horton the elephant, seen here in a courtroom sketch from proceedings earlier this week, will be charged on Friday with “talking to a speck, disturbing the peace, and loitering…on an egg” in connection with an incident involving a clover, multiple birds, and several monkeys on scooters.

Judge Yertle will preside in the case of People v. Horton the elephant.

Counsel may argue, with respect to the charge of loitering, that the accusatory instrument is defective because the statue applies only to proscribed conduct in a public place, and the accusatory instrument asserts that the defendant was sitting on the nest of one Mayzie La Bird, which is not a public place.

Through his attorney, Horton said,
“I meant what I said
And I said what I meant:
An elephant’s faithful
One hundred percent!
You can throw me in jail,
Lock me up in a zoo…
But I won’t desert my egg
And I will not abandon Who!”

The public is invited to attend the proceedings in the Jungle of Nool. Requests for more information, including interviews with the Marshall (The Cat in the Hat), the Defendant (Horton the elephant), the Judge (Yertle the turtle), or witnesses Gertrude McFuzz, The Wickersham Brothers, Sour Kangaroo, or the Whos down in Whoville, may be sent to lntdc@indiana.edu.

For a list of all parties involved, please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2015-16/seussical.shtml

WHAT: SEUSSICAL, the musical, U Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

WHEN: Evening and matinee performances, July 31st to August 16th

WHERE: The Wells-Metz Theatre, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN

TICKETS: Regular admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students, $20 for seniors. 812.855.1103 or theatre.indiana.edu. For group sales, ask for Stacy Brown.

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