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Photo Flash: Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION

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The Des Moines Playhouse continues its 91st season with an Iowa and U.S. community theatre premiere of Aaron Sorkin's "The Farnsworth Invention," Nov. 6-22. Tickets may be purchased at The Playhouse ticket office, by phone at 515-277-6261 and online at www.dmplayhouse.com.

In "The Farnsworth Invention," it's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th Century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to compelling life in this new play from Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing," "A Few Good Men"). MTV News dubbed the show "the most exciting new play on Broadway... a rousing theatrical experience."

"The Farnsworth Invention" cast of 19 features Micheal Davenport as RCA executive David Sarnoff, and Playhouse newcomer Mike Schminke as Philo Farnsworth. The show is directed by John Viars.

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 Farnsworth Invention" contact The Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

"The Farnsworth Invention" Performances: Nov. 6-22, 2009
7:30 PM Wednesday/Thursday
8:00 PM Friday/Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

"The Farnsworth Invention" Tickets Available through The Playhouse box office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 503132; by phone at 515-277-6261; and online at www.dmplayhouse.com.
$35 Adult Section A / $20 Adult Section B
$32 Senior (62+) Section A / $20 Senior Section B
$20 Student

Group reservations for groups of 20 or more should be made by calling 515-255-3741 ext. 211 or toll-free 1-877-862-5621 ext. 211.

Photos by Brent Isenberger and Steve Gibbons.

Photo Flash: Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
Mike Schminke

Photo Flash: Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
Mike Schminke, Bob Fry, and Tyler Dain

Photo Flash: Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
Mike Schminke and Tyler Dain

Photo Flash: Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
Mike Schminke and Michael Davenport

Photo Flash: Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
Michael Davenport


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