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Best Plays in Des Moines

Life of Pi at Des Moines Civic Center

Life of Pi

After scooping a multitude of Olivier Awards for its debut run in London's West End, and three Tony Awards after its successful run on Broadway this stunning stage adaptation of Yann Martel's metaphysical novel heads out across the country! With the entire original creative team in tow, including breathtaking puppetry by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell. Don't miss this acclaimed new work!

Feb 25, 2025 - Mar 2, 2025

Des Moines Civic Center

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Witch - Iowa Stage Theatre Company at Stoner Theatre

Witch - Iowa Stage Theatre Company

Jen Silverman's thrilling retelling of a Jacobean play is coming to the Iowa Stage Theatre this fall. Witch, a reimagination of Rowley, Dekker, and Ford's 1621 play The Witch of Edmonton is a dark and subversive dramatic comedy that sticks to the ethos of "well-behaved women don't make history." Since its 2018 premiere, it has been performed in multiple playhouses to much critical acclaim and rave reviews. Get your tickets now and prepare to be spellbound!

A Christmas Carol at Stoner Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Penny-pinching and bad-tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow men. The classic holiday tale returns to the Stoner Theatre courtesy of Iowa State Theatre Company with its beloved characters and message of compassion, love and kindness and of course, Christmas spirit!

Dec 13 - 22

Stoner Theatre

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