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SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THREE PRAIRIE MEADOWS TEMPLE COMEDY SERIES SHOWS STARTING NOV. 12

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets for three Prairie Meadows Temple Comedy Series shows, SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN, MEN ARE FROM MARS—WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! and IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME.–THE SECOND CITY, will be available starting Monday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

Details about each show are available below:

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN

January 22­–February 10, 2019

The Temple Theater

This romantic comedy takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider “tips” come straight from the source: a gay man. The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English department holds its monthly meet-the-author event.

Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month’s featured author is Dan Anderson of SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN. With the help of a hunky stage assistant named Stefan, Dan aims to turn this meet the author event upside down with a highly theatrical, audience interactive sex tip seminar. 

Will Stefan’s muscles be used for more than moving heavy scenery? Will the power of Dan’s tips prove too titillating for even Robyn to resist? As with everything at this event….that is for Dan to know, and you to find out!

MEN ARE FROM MARS—WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!

March 26–April 14, 2019

The Temple Theater

The Off-Broadway hit comedy, MEN ARE FROM MARS—WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on The New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. 

Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! 

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a date night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME.–THE SECOND CITY

April 30–May 19, 2019

The Temple Theater

The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME.–THE SECOND CITY, takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers...who all fit squarely into the “it’s complicated” category!

Since opening its doors 1959, The Second City has grown to become the world’s premier comedy club, theater and school of improvisation, entertaining 1 million theatergoers a year around the globe. Alumni of The Second City’s resident stages, touring companies, and theatrical divisions across Chicago and Toronto include some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.

For additional information about these performances, please visit DMPA.org.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.


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