Holes

feb 24 - mar 12, 2017
Written and adapted by Louis Sachar
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

Based on the award-winning book by Louis Sachar, Holes tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, who continues his family’s curse of bad luck and finds himself at Camp Green Lake, convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. But this isn’t any ordinary camp; the boys are forced to dig day in and day out in search of historic treasure.

Stanley and fellow “campers,” X-Ray, Magnet, Armpit and Zigzag find themselves digging up the story of Kissin’ Kate Barlow, one of the most feared outlaws in the west. Hole by hole, Stanley begins to also dig into his past and with the help of his friend Zero, reshapes his destiny.

Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the 1999 Newberry Model for the year’s “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by:

Stanley Yelnats
Michael Cunningham
Zero
Jarhon Hill
X-Ray
Elvin Soe
Zigzag
Harold Norris
Magnet
Calvin Wilner
Armpit
AJ Mortale
The Warden
Rebecca Scholtec
Mr. Sir
Corbett Reeves
Mr. Pendanski
Michael Tallman
Kate Barlow
Katy Merriman
Sam
Emmett Phillips
Madame Zeroni/Ms. Collingwood
Ella Henderson
Trout Walker/Attorney General/Policeman
Michael Ream
Mother/Sarah/Jesse/Ms. Morengo
Lauren Vickers
Father/Elya
Michael Garrison
Judge/Myra's Father/Sheriff
Gary Scherer
Myra/Linda/Jesse
Melody DeRogatis
Toughest Kid/Igor
Brooks Blackwood

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: March 12, 2017
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Holes”  
Photos available for download beginning Feb. 15 at https://www.dmplayhouse.com
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “Holes,” Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “Holes” is sponsored by Nationwide.

Based on the award-winning book by Louis Sachar, “Holes” tells the story of Stanley Yelnats (Michael Cunningham), who continues his family’s curse of bad luck and finds himself at Camp Green Lake, convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. But this isn’t any ordinary camp; the boys are forced to dig, day in and day out, in search of historic treasure.

Stanley and fellow “campers,” X-Ray (Elvin Soe), Magnet (Calvin Wilner), Armpit (AJ Mortale), and Zigzag (Harold Norris), find themselves digging up the story of Kissin’ Kate Barlow (Katy Merriman), one of the most feared outlaws in the west. Hole by hole, Stanley begins to also dig into his past and with the help of his friend Zero (Jarhon Hill), reshapes his destiny.

“Holes” won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year’s “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

The Playhouse cast is directed by Nathan Jorgensen. The cast includes Brooks Blackwood, Melody DeRogatis, Michael Garrison, Ella Henderson, Emmett Phillips Jr., Michael Ream, Corbett Reeves, Gary Scherer, Rebecca Scholtec, Michael Tallman, and Lauren Vickers.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. 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 “Holes,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“Holes” Performances: Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday

“Holes” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $15
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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“Holes,” Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (from top left) Michael Cunningham, Brooks Blackwood, Elvin Soe, Calvin Wilner, and Jarhon Hill. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The boys of Camp Green Lake (clockwise from top left: Brooks Blackwood, Calvin Wilner, Jarhon Hill, Michael Cunningham, Elvin Soe) find treasure in “Holes,” Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Zero (Jarhon Hill, left) and Stanley Yelnats (Michael Cunningham) become friends and uncover their families’ histories in “Holes,” Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

“Holes,” Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, features (from top left) Jarhon Hill, Brooks Blackwood, Michael Cunningham, Calvin Wilner, and Elvin Soe. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The boys of Camp Green Lake (clockwise from top left: Brooks Blackwood, Calvin Wilner, Jarhon Hill, Michael Cunningham, Elvin Soe) find treasure in “Holes,” Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Zero (Jarhon Hill, left) and Stanley Yelnats (Michael Cunningham) become friends and uncover their families’ histories in “Holes,” Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.