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Ants by Polyglot Theatre

August 5 - 8, 2021

Event Details

Running Time 30 minutes
Join us for FREE 30-minute performances each day in different outdoor parks around the Des Moines Metro.

FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE

Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Altoona, Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines.

FREE INTERACTIVE POP-UP EXPERIENCES around the Des Moines Metro

Ants is an interactive roving performance which has giant Ants bringing children together in a gentle and intriguing landscaping project.

Faced with hundreds of giant bread crumbs and three big insects, children are irresistibly drawn in to discover what the Ants want them to do. Gradually a world of meaning unfolds, illustrating the human desire for order by transforming any public space with wavering lines and patterns, crossing adult lines and disrupting the everyday.

Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment.

Join us for FREE 30-minute performances each day in different outdoor parks around the Des Moines Metro.

Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Altoona, Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines.

For this engagement, Polyglot Theatre is working in partnership with Inlet Dance Theatre to deliver "Ants".

Look for the red DMPA tent for the antennae-making activity location!

 

Locations

Thursday, August 5  - Haines Park, Altoona

Friday, August 6 - Raccoon River Park, West Des Moines

Saturday, August 7 - Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines

Sunday, August 8 - Walker Johnston Park, Urbandale

Daily Performance Schedule

MORNING SESSION
9:30 AM – Antennae-Making Activity Begins for Morning Session

10 AM – Performance #1 (10 AM -10:30 AM)

11:30 AM – Performance #2 (11:30 AM – 12 PM)

AFTERNOON SESSION 
1:30 PM – Antennae-Making Activity Begins for Afternoon Session

2 PM – Performance #3 (2-2:30 PM)

3:30 PM – Performance #4 (3:30-4:00 PM)

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Event Details

Running Time 30 minutes
Join us for FREE 30-minute performances each day in different outdoor parks around the Des Moines Metro.

FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE

Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Altoona, Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines.

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"After summer camp, she spent a lot of time developing plays with her friends. She was interested before, but now she thinks she's a director and an actress and ... just anything."

- Catherine, parent of second-grader Meg in Des Moines

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