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THE ADVENTURES OF TORTOISE AND HARE: THE NEXT GEN

November 2 - 3, 2023 Des Moines Civic Center

Event Details

Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

Grades preK-4

Lightwire Theater brings Aesop’s fable of the slow and steady Tortoise and the nimble but overconfident Hare to life through electroluminescent puppetry! We start the story with The Tortoise and the Hare, but then fast forward ten years down the road; now, Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare are in a whole new kind of race, complete with modern-day distractions! Smartphones and video games make it difficult to focus on finishing the race. When their adventures lead them into unexpected territory, Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find a way to save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line? 

Poignant storytelling, brilliant lighting effects, and the creative use of music from classical to pop, bring this classic tale to a new generation! 

Curriculum Connections

Literacy, Science, 21st Century Skills, Music, Theater, Dance

Teacher Resources

Teachers! Access supplemental curriculum materials to help students prepare for and reflect on their experiences at the theater. Find Exploration Guide modules, Teacher Guide, and information to Know Before You Go here: Teacher Portal

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Questions

Contact education@dmpa.org or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.

Show Date Time   Availability
Thursday, November 2, 2023 10:00 AM   WAIT LIST
Thursday, November 2, 2023 12:00 PM   WAIT LIST
Friday, November 3, 2023 10:00 AM   WAIT LIST
Friday, November 3, 2023 12:00 PM   WAIT LIST

Event Details

Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
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