Harriet the Spy

Harriet M. Welsch is an only child raised by busy parents and her well-read, pragmatic nanny, Ole Golly. Harriet is also… a spy. When her secret notebook of blunt and hurtful observations about her classmates and neighbors is accidentally found, her friends turn on her. Ole Golly has left Harriet to marry but returns to her lonely ward to offer her important advice: “Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself, you must always tell the truth.”

Season tickets including Harriet the Spy available by clicking here.

If ticket prices are keeping you away from this show, please call the ticket office at 515.277.6261, Noon-5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday. We have supporters who want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see this production.

 

 

 

 

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Performance Times:
7:00 PM Fridays; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
School Matinees:
9:30 AM & Noon, Tuesdays, Nov. 1 & 8, 2022
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre
Run Time:
1 hour 45 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Content Advisory:
Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.
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Company

  • The Boy with Purple Socks

    William Beebe

    The Boy with Purple Socks
  • Sport (Simon)

    Colin Boyd

    Sport (Simon)
  • Harriet

    Vivian Rosalie Coleman

    Harriet
  • Mother / Nadine

    Michaela Cross

    Mother / Nadine
  • Janie

    Ella Frost

    Janie
  • Pinky Whitehead

    Henry Goerend

    Pinky Whitehead
  • Carrie Andrews

    Madelyn Hammond

    Carrie Andrews
  • Mrs. Agatha K. Plummer

    Julie Howland

    Mrs. Agatha K. Plummer
  • Mama De Santi / Miss Berry

    Susan Irish

    Mama De Santi / Miss Berry
  • Laura Peters

    Genevieve Koenigs

    Laura Peters
  • Harrison Withers / Mr. Waldenstein

    Cid McMillan

    Harrison Withers / Mr. Waldenstein
  • Miss Elson

    Tamera Peake

    Miss Elson
  • Little Joe Curry

    Hudson Pulver

    Little Joe Curry
  • Marion Hawthorne

    Eisley Saldanha

    Marion Hawthorne
  • Cook

    Katie Saldanha

    Cook
  • Beth Ellen Hansen

    Nora Satterstrom

    Beth Ellen Hansen
  • Ole Golly

    Becky Scholtec

    Ole Golly
  • Father / Papa De Santi

    Oliver Thrun

    Father / Papa De Santi
  • Rachel Hennessey

    Amaya Veldkamp

    Rachel Hennessey
  • Director

    Jen Green

    Director
  • Scenic Designer

    Nicholas Amundson

    Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer

    Jessica Van Essen

    Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer

    Virgil Kleinhesselink

    Lighting Designer
  • Properties Designer

    Manda Miller

    Properties Designer
  • Stage Manager

    Kiera McGregor

    Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Alex Wortherly

    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Playhouse Artistic Director

    Katy Merriman

    Playhouse Artistic Director

Photos/Video

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet and Becky Scholtec is Ole Golly in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet and Becky Scholtec is Ole Golly in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet and Becky Scholtec is Ole Golly in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet and Becky Scholtec is Ole Golly in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet and Becky Scholtec is Ole Golly in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

  • Vivian Rosalie Coleman is Harriet in Harriet the Spy, Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022, at The Des Moines Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Press Release

Des Moines Playhouse Press Release 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Kill Date: Nov. 13, 2022
Subject: The Des Moines Playhouse Presents: Harriet the Spy
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Marketing & Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358 

The Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at The Des Moines Playhouse, now in its 28th season, presents Harriet the Spy. Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2022. Tickets are available at dmplayhouse.com and by phone at 515.277.6261. Harriet the Spy is sponsored by Nationwide. 

Harriet M. Welsch is an only child raised by busy parents and her well-read, pragmatic nanny, Ole Golly. Harriet is also… a spy. When her secret notebook of blunt and hurtful observations about her classmates and neighbors is accidentally found, her friends turn on her. Ole Golly has left Harriet to marry but returns to her lonely ward to offer her important advice: “Sometimes you have to lie. But to yourself, you must always tell the truth.”

The Playhouse cast includes William Beebe, Colin Boyd, Vivian Rosalie Coleman, Michaela Cross, Ella Frost, Henry Goerend, Madelyn Hammond, Julie Howland, Susan Irish, Genevieve Koenigs, Cid McMillan, Tamera Peake, Hudson Pulver, Eisley Saldanha, Katie Saldanha, Nora Satterstrom, Becky Scholtec, Oliver Thrun, and Amaya Veldkamp. Harriet the Spy is directed by Jen Green with scenic design by Nicholas Amundson, costume design by Jessica Van Essen, and lighting design by Virgil Kleinhesselink.

The Playhouse mission, as one of Iowa's largest and oldest producing theatres, is to create extraordinary, shared experiences through live theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage. 

For up-to-date information and general guidelines, visit The Playhouse website at dmplayhouse.com or contact The Playhouse at 515.974.5354. 

Harriet the Spy
Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 202
7:00 PM Fridays
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
Tickets: $14 Youth/$19 Adult
Purchase at dmplayhouse.com 

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Show Credits

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Brody

Based on the book by Louise Fitzhugh

Presented through special arrangement with Plays for New Audiences

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