The Des Moines Playhouse Presents: James and the Giant Peach

jan 3 - jan 19, 2020
By Roald Dahl
Adapted by David Wood
James and the Giant Peach (Wood) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

Adventures this big don’t grow on trees!

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Giant talking insects! The incredible tale of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a new and exciting world. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. James and the Giant Peach is high adventure for the whole family!

Children’s Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Sponsored by:

James
Carson Klein
Old-Green-Grasshopper
Aaron Price
Miss Spider
Samantha Beard
Ladybird
Julie Howland
Centipede
Michael Bundy II
Earthworm
Andrew Lee
Spiker
Kerrie Lee
Sponge
Kristina Linnane
Kids
Ben Clark
Silas Erwin
Tatum Gloden
Fisher Grove
Gbomi Kayode
Erin Morris
Nash Roe
Mia Scholl
Rachel Talley
Oscar Tjeerdsma

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: January 19, 2020
Subject: The Des Moines Community Playhouse Production of James and the Giant Peach
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of James and the Giant Peach comes to life in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. James and the Giant Peach is sponsored by Nationwide.

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Giant talking insects! The incredible tale of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a new and exciting world. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. James and the Giant Peach is high adventure for the whole family!

The Playhouse cast, under the direction of Nicholas Amundson, includes Samantha Beard, Michael Bundy II, Ben Clark, Silas Erwin, Taylor Gloden, Fisher Grove, Julie Howland, Gbomi Kayode, Carson Klein, Andrew Lee, Kerrie Lee, Kristina Linnane, Erin Morris, Aaron Price, Nash Roe, Mia Scholl, Rachel Talley, and Oscar Tjeerdsma.

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 James and the Giant Peach, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

James and the Giant Peach Performances: January 3-19, 2020
7:00 PM Fridays
1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays
School Matinees 9:30 AM and 12:00, Jan. 13-14, 2020

James and the Giant Peach Tickets
Ticket prices start at $14
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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Adventures this big don’t grow on trees! James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. (Clockwise from left: Michael Bundy II, Samantha Beard, Aaron Price, Julie Howland, Carson Klein, Andrew Lee) Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Adventures this big don’t grow on trees! James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. (Clockwise from left: Julie Howland, Michael Bundy II, Aaron Price, Samantha Beard, Carson Klein, Andrew Lee) Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Adventures this big don’t grow on trees! James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. (Clockwise from left: Michael Bundy II, Andrew Lee, Aaron Price, Samantha Beard, Julie Howland, Carson Klein) Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Aaron Price is Old-Green-Grasshopper and Carson Klein is James Henry Trotter in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Carson Klein is James Henry Trotter in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Aaron Price is Old-Green-Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Julie Howland is Ladybird in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Michael Bundy II is Centipede in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Samantha Beard is Miss Spider in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Andrew Lee is Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach, Jan. 3-19, 2020. Photo by Steve Gibbons.