DM Playhouse to Present PINOCCHIO, 1/24

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents "Pinocchio," Friday, Jan. 24. This story is the latest in the 2013-14 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at The Playhouse, Friday, Jan. 24, 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 by calling The Playhouse box office at 515-277-6261.

January's featured story is "Pinocchio." In this classic story, Pinocchio wants more than anything to be a real boy, but he is only a puppet. His father teaches him to tell the truth, but Pinocchio doesn't listen. Is there a happy ending? Who "nose"?

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.

Upcoming shows in the 2013-14 season include "The Mitten," Feb. 14; "Caps for Sale," Mar. 7; "Sleeping Beauty," Apr. 11; "The Three Little Pigs," May 16; and a special Friday Funday event, "The Cat in the Hat," June 26-28.

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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