Ramona Quimby

jan 6 - jan 22, 2017
Dramatized by Len Jenkin
From the novels by Beverly Cleary
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

Unpredictable. Exasperating. Boisterous and independent. That’s Ramona Quimby for you. Third grade is NOTHING like Ramona imagined. Her teacher hates her, her older sister Beezus is a pain, Aunt Bea is going to marry a dork, and her Dad just lost his job. But with the help of her friends, Ramona takes on life’s challenges and the audience laughs and cheers her on.

Narrated by her older sister, Beezus, Ramona Quimby takes us through the tumultuous times and family relationships laid out from the original Ramona book series by Beverly Cleary. In the end, Ramona discovers that life isn’t always fair; a lesson for the whole family!

 

Sponsored by:

Ramona
Tatum Lowell
Beezus
Meridan Boyd
Mrs. Quimby
Yvette Zaród Hermann
Mr. Quimby
Michael Howland
Aunt Bea
Katie Dorrell
Howie Kemp
Cael Fitch
Susan
Sophie Ruddy
Mrs. Kemp
Lorene Swanson
Uncle Hobart
Derek Lippincott
Mr. Frost/Old Man
Ed Truslow
Mrs. Griggs/Selma
Julie Howland
Tammy/Girl Scout Leader (u/s Beezus)
Isabella Nielsen
Director/Boy Scout Leader
Jacob Dorbor
Boy Scout/Camera Operator (u/s Howie Kemp)
Jacob Bench
Boy Scout
Jack Andersen
Boy Scout/Whopper Burger Commercial
Joseph Maxwell
Girl Scout
Hannah Hayes
Girl Scout/Elephant
Sierra Howland
Girl Scout/Pantyhose Commercial (u/s Ramona)
Lydia Smith

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Jan. 22, 2017
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Ramona Quimby”  
Photos available for download at https://www.dmplayhouse.com
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “Ramona Quimby,” Jan. 6-22, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “Ramona Quimby” is sponsored by Nationwide.

Third grade is NOTHING like Ramona Quimby (Tatum Lowell) imagined. Her teacher hates her, her older sister Beezus (Meridan Boyd) is a pain, Aunt Bea (Katie Dorrell) is going to marry a dork, and her Dad (Mike Howland) just lost his job. But with the help of her friends, boisterous and independent Ramona takes on life’s challenges.

Narrated by her older sister, Beezus, “Ramona Quimby” takes us through the tumultuous times and family relationships laid out from the original Ramona book series by Beverly Cleary. In the end, Ramona discovers that life isn’t always fair; a lesson for the whole family!

The Playhouse production is directed by Melissa Chavas-Miller. The cast includes Jack Andersen, Jacob Bench, Jacob Dorbor, Cael Fitch, Hannah Hayes, Yvette Zarod Hermann, Julie Howland, Sierra Howland, Joseph Maxwell, Isabella Nielsen, Sophie Ruddy, Lydia Smith, Lorene Swanson, and Ed Truslow.

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 “Ramona Quimby,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“Ramona Quimby” Performances: Jan. 6-22, 2017
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday (1:00 PM only, Sunday, Jan. 22)

“Ramona Quimby” 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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Meridan Boyd is Beezus (left) and Tatum Lowell is Ramona in “Ramona Quimby,” Jan. 6-22, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Tatum Lowell is Ramona in “Ramona Quimby,” Jan. 6-22, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Tatum Lowell is Ramona (left) and Meridan Boyd is Beezus in “Ramona Quimby,” Jan. 6-22, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Tatum Lowell is Ramona (left) and Meridan Boyd is Beezus in “Ramona Quimby,” Jan. 6-22, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Tatum Lowell is Ramona (left) and Meridan Boyd is Beezus in “Ramona Quimby,” Jan. 6-22, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.