The Kate Goldman Children's Theatre at The Des Moines Playhouse continues its 15th season with "The Boxcar Children," February 26-March 14. Tickets may be purchased at The Playhouse ticket office, by phone at (515) 277-6261 and online at

"The Boxcar Children" is based on the book by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden are suddenly orphaned when a tragic boating accident kills their parents. Fearful that they will be separated, they flee from the authorities and find refuge in an abandoned boxcar.

"The Boxcar Children" cast of 11 features Sam Bates-Norum, Darby Elliott, Emily Frett, and Jones Pfeifer as the Alden children. The show is directed by Kathy Pingel ("Annie").

The Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. 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: February 26-March 14, 2010

7 p.m. Friday
1 p.m. Saturday
1 and 4 p.m. Sunday (1 p.m. only Sunday, March 14)

"The Boxcar Children" Tickets available through The Playhouse box office, 831 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA
50312; by phone at (515) 277-6261; and online at

$15 Adult/Senior
$12 Student

Group reservations for groups of 15 or more should be made by calling (515) 255-3741 ext. 211 or toll-free (877) 862-5621 ext. 211.