The Boxcar Children

nov 4 - nov 20, 2016
Based on the book by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Adapted for the stage by Barbara Field
Performance Times:
7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday
School Matinees:
9:30 AM & Noon, Nov. 14-15, 2016
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

Generations of readers have cherished the adventures of The Boxcar Children and now their stories come to life onstage! Follow orphan siblings Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny as they run away from foster care to make a home for themselves in an abandoned railroad boxcar. They eventually meet their grandfather, who supports and cares for them. Through the rewards and perils of life on the run in the Depression era, they hold true to their motto: “We stick together like glue.”

The Boxcar Children also explores the themes of personal integrity, maturity, and making do with what you have. In tough economic times, these siblings begin to appreciate the things in life that cannot be bought, like the generosity and kindness of friends, family and strangers.

 

 

Sponsored by:

Henry
Isaac Helton
Jessie
Paige Fahrenkrug
Violet
Caroline Holmes
Benny
Alexander Baker
Sarah Calder/Kid
Laura Merz
Dr. Sam Truman/Big Mike/Sheriff
Tony Tandeski
Mrs. Truman/Mrs. Alberts/Baker's Wife
Cece Talley
Mr. Alden/Officer Banning/Cookie
Cedric Fevrier

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Nov. 20, 2016
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “The Boxcar Children” Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “The Boxcar Children” is sponsored by Nationwide.

Generations of readers have cherished the adventures of “The Boxcar Children” and now their stories come to life onstage! Follow orphan siblings Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny as they run away from foster care to make a home for themselves in an abandoned railroad boxcar. Through the rewards and perils of life on the run in the Depression era, they hold true to their motto: “We stick together like glue.”

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 “The Boxcar Children,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“The Boxcar Children” Performances: Nov. 4-20, 2016
7:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturday-Sunday (1:00 PM only, Sunday, Nov. 20)

“The Boxcar Children” 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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The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20, 2016, featuring (left to right) Isaac Helton as Henry, Alexander Baker as Benny, Caroline Holmes as Violet, and Paige Fahrenkrug as Jessie. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20, 2016, featuring (clockwise from left) Caroline Holmes as Violet, Isaac Helton as Henry,Paige Fahrenkrug as Jessie, and Alexander Baker as Benny. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20, 2016, featuring (left to right) Caroline Holmes as Violet, Isaac Helton as Henry, Alexander Baker as Benny, and Paige Fahrenkrug as Jessie. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20, 2016, featuring (left to right) Caroline Holmes as Violet, Isaac Helton as Henry, Alexander Baker as Benny, and Paige Fahrenkrug as Jessie. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20, 2016, featuring (clockwise from left) Caroline Holmes as Violet, Isaac Helton as Henry, Paige Fahrenkrug as Jessie, and Alexander Baker as Benny. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “The Boxcar Children,” Nov. 4-20, 2016, featuring (left to right) Isaac Helton as Henry, Alexander Baker as Benny, Caroline Holmes as Violet, and Paige Fahrenkrug as Jessie. Photo by Brent Isenberger.