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October 25, 2013

Terrace Hill to stage it's unique version of 'A Christmas Carol'

The Daily Iowegian

---- — The Iowa Shakespeare Experience will be performing its unique version of “A Christmas Carol” written for Terrace Hill in Des Moines from Dec. 1-8.

The group returns after holding sold out performances of the show in 2011 and 2012. The piece was written exclusively for the historic mansion. Terrace Hill is kicking off its holiday season by offering 10 performances of “A Christmas Carol,” performed in the parlors, halls and bedchambers of Iowa’s governor’s mansion. The audience moves from room to room as the story unfolds in a truly up close and personal manner.

There will be several special performances including a patron party hosted by governor and Mrs. Branstad in their private third floor residence and two brunch matinees with mimosas. Prior to the performances the audience is invited to sit next to the Steinway piano and sing carols. Dessert and refreshment will be served during intermission.

Tickets are very limited since the audience is kept to an intimate size so they can sit virtually alongside the actors while scenes are being performed. Tickets range from $30-$75. The brunch matinee is $100 and the patron party is $125. Proceeds will benefit the restoration and educational programming at Terrace Hill.

Performances will be held at Terrace Hill, the Iowa governor’s mansion, at 2300 Grand Ave. in Des Moines at the following times:

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 a.m. (brunch)

Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. (patron)

Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. (brunch)

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.

For more information contact Mary Mefferd at (515) 281-7205 or or visit