DM Playhouse's Children's Theatre Presents THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT, Now thru 3/17

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DM Playhouse's Children's Theatre Presents THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT, Now thru 3/17

The Des Moines Community Playhouse's Kate Goldman Children's Theatre presents "The Kid Who Ran for President," tonight, Mar. 1-17. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at The Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.

This unexpected portrayal of a run for the White House is based on the book by Dan Gutman. Some kids want to be President when they grow up. Twelve-year-old Judson Moon wants to be President right now! "Grown-ups have had a thousand years to mess up the world," Judson explains. "Now it's our turn."

Soon, Judson and Lane Brainard, his best friend and campaign manager, realize that running for President is hard. You have to kiss a zillion babies, shake a zillion hands, and say a zillion "hellos." Then, there's the tough decision about which girl in school you should ask to be First Babe. And it's hard to finance a campaign with the profits from a lemonade stand. Judson's quest to preside over America is one full of crazy twists and turns.

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 about The Playhouse and "The Kid Who Ran for President," contact The Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

"The Kid Who Ran for President" will play performances: tonight, Mar. 1-17, 2013, running 7:00 PM Fridays; 1:00 PM Saturdays; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Sundays (1:00 PM only, Mar. 17) and School Matinees: Mar. 4-5.

"The Kid Who Ran for President" ticket prices are $15-12, with discounts for students, and groups of 15 or more. To purchase tickets, visit www.dmplayhouse.com, call 515-277-6261, or go to the Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA.

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