Generations of young readers have cherished the spirited Depression-era adventures of The Boxcar Children, and now the Alden children’s story comes to life on stage. Orphaned and in danger of being separated, the four siblings run away to make a “home” of their own. Pursued by the authorities and a mysterious stranger, the children discover the highs and lows of life on the run, as well as the joy of keeping their family together.
The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse presents The Boxcar Children this fall in Des Moines. The play is based on the popular book by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Follow orphan siblings Henry (Isaac Helton), Jessie (Paige Fahrenkrug), Violet (Caroline Holmes), and Benny (Alexander Baker) as they flee foster care to make a home for themselves in an abandoned railroad boxcar. Through the rewards and perils of life during the Depression, they hold true to their motto: “We stick together like glue.”
Attending a show at the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Playhouse is a great way to introduce kids to a live theater performance. Shows are specifically geared to young children and their families and offer a wonderful introduction to the performing arts. The Box Car Children is appropriate for the whole family and is recommended for ages 6 and up. The show runs one hour and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
The Playhouse cast includes Cedric Fevrier, Laura Merz, Cecelia Talley, and Tony Tandeski. The Boxcar Children is directed by Nathan Jorgensen.
November 4th – 20th, 2016
Friday at 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 and 4:00 pm (1:00 PM only, Sunday, Nov. 20)
Ticket prices start at $15 (All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.)
By Phone: (515) 277-6261
Ticket Office: 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
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