DM Playhouse to Present THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, 5/16

DM Playhouse to Present THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, 5/16

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents "The Three Little Pigs," Friday, May 16. This story is the last of the 2013-14 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, May 16, at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. Admission is $5 per person, adults and children. Reservations are suggested and can be made online at or by calling the Playhouse box office at 515-277-6261.

May's featured story is "The Three Little Pigs." Once upon a time there were three little pigs... or were there? In this story, those three little pigs also have a big sister who is just a little bit on the bossy side.

Performances will have live audio description, provided by Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRIS). Audio description can enrich the experience for a wide variety of individuals, including those with limited vision and those with ADHD. Guests should let the ticket office know if they would like to use this free service.

Join the Clubhouse at the Playhouse Gang each month, October-June, as they dramatize a favorite story using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props they find in their magic trunk. Audience members learn the Clubhouse pledge and secret handshake, and listen for the word of the day.

The Playhouse will present a special Friday Funday event, "The Cat in the Hat," June 5-7. Based on the popular book by Dr. Seuss, the audience follows the story of the mischievous Cat in the Hat.

A new season of Friday Funday performances begins Oct. 10 with "The Grasshopper and the Ants."

The Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information on Friday Funday and other Playhouse educational offerings, contact the Playhouse education department at 515-974-5365. For tickets to Friday Funday, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

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