Playhouse To Reopen With Safety Protocols

The Des Moines Playhouse is presenting two shows in repertory to open its 2020-2021 season.
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Des Moines Community Playhouse is reopening, but with plenty of safety measures in place. The theater announced two shows are in rehearsal, “Weekend Comedy” and “I and You,” with showings beginning on Oct. 9 in the John Viars Theatre. Capacity will be limited to 35%.

The Playhouse has developed guidelines based on the recommendations from local, state and federal agencies and experts. These include requiring guests to wear masks at all times, social distancing of 6 feet, hand sanitizer throughout the building, digital playbills, no intermissions and more. You can find the full list of protocols here.

The first show, “Weekend Comedy,” finds a middle-aged couple and a young couple accidentally renting the same cottage for a three-day weekend. After the couples decide to share the cottage, a clash of generations ensues. It will be performed in repertory (alternating weeks) with “I and You,” a story about two unlikely friends and the strange beauty of human connections.

Find the entire 2020-2021 schedule here.

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