For immediate release June 2, 2011
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
Children’s theatrical production for day care centers, summer camps, general public
(DES MOINES) – Day care centers, summer camps and the general public are invited to the State Historical Museum this month for a puppet show produced and performed by the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company.
The Eulenspiegel performance of “Sal Fink” will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Tickets are $6 per person, and free for children three and younger. Tickets will be available at the door, and can be reserved in advance by contacting Maureen Korte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-281-4132.
With “Sal Fink,” Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company celebrates rivers and prairies with tall tales starring Iowa folk heroine and title character, Sal Fink, the legendary daughter of Mike Fink, the mighty keel boatman.
Sal Fink tames a bear, wrestles a vicious snake, vanquishes a tornado and plays with her pet pig, Suey. The production features live music, written and performed by Iowa musician Ron Hillis. With lots of sound effects and harmony singing, this performance will leave audiences humming.
Before and after the play, children will be able to tour museum galleries and ask questions of ambassadors stationed throughout the museum.
Children also will be able make articulating trolleys, have pictures taken on a three-dimensional trolley, make hats to wear on the trolley and create tickets to anywhere across the state. Visitors will also receive an Iowa map.
The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.