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Des Moines Community Playhouse Friday Funday Presents “The Mitten”

Posted January 28, 2015 in Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Community Web Exclusives, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights

Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358,

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Mitten,” Friday, Feb. 13. This story is the latest in the 2014-15 Friday Funday season, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling the Playhouse box office at 515-277-6261.

In “The Mitten,” a Clubhouse at the Playhouse favorite, a young child drops his mitten in the snow and does not realize it is missing. As woodland creatures seek warmth inside the mitten, it magically grows and grows!

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 2014-15 season include “Fin M’Coul,” Mar. 6, “The Leopard’s Drum,” Apr. 17, and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” May 15.

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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