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The Des Moines Register features Shakespeare on the Lawn as top five Things to do this Summer
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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The Des Moines Register lists Salisbury House's Shakespeare on the Lawn event number five on their list of 100 Things to do in Iowa this Summer.
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Salisbury House presents Shakespeare on the Lawn
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Shakespeare on the Lawn at Salisbury House presents Taming of the Shrew
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Shakespeare on the Lawn at Salisbury House presents Taming of the Shrew


DES MOINES, IA (May 2017) – Salisbury House Foundation is pleased to present Shakespeare on the Lawn at Salisbury House on June 15-18, 2017. The Repertory Theater of Iowa will perform William Shakespeare’s comedy, Taming of the Shrew, with the majestic backdrop of Salisbury House as a stage. Nightly performances will take place at 7:30 pm with gates opening at 6:30 pm for seating. Chairs will be provided but guests are also welcome to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and bag chairs.

 

William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew is a hilarious battle of the sexes telling the story of two sisters and their affections and woes in courtships. The beautiful and gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers but her assertive and willful sister, Katherina, is deemed unworthy to suitors. Their father insists Bianca will not marry until her shrewish sister is betrothed. Katherina meets her match when the haughty bachelor, Petruchio, takes her for his bride. The couple’s verbal sparring and physical battles beg the ultimate question of just who is taming whom.

 

For further information and to purchase tickets, please go to www.salisburyhouse.org or call (515) 274-1777.

General admission is $25, with discounts available for students and Salisbury House Members. Proceeds from Shakespeare on the Lawn benefit Salisbury House Foundation’s educational and cultural programming.

 

Shakespeare on the Lawn at Salisbury House is made possible with the support from Bankers Trust, EMC Reinsurance, Harry Bookey and Pamela Bass-Bookey, Iles Funeral Home, J. Sayles Design Co., Legacy Financial Group, Michael Jenkins and Amelia Lobo, Ron Hallenbeck, Simonson & Associates Architects, and Wild Rose Entertainment.

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Salisbury House Foundation Awarded 2016 Annual Grant
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Salisbury House Foundation is pleased to announce that it received a $10,000 grant award from The Principal Financial Group Foundation in the last quarter of 2016.
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Salisbury House Foundation Awarded 2016 Annual Grant

Des Moines, Iowa (January 4th, 2017)- The Salisbury House Foundation is pleased to announce that it received a $10,000 grant award from The Principal Financial Group Foundation in the last quarter of 2016. This grant signifies a 20-year mark in the partnership between Salisbury House Foundation and Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc., highlighting both organizations’ commitment to cultivating a strong and vibrant culture in the Greater Des Moines Area and ensuring all members of the community have access to meaningful arts and culture experiences.

Salisbury House is a 42-room historic house museum in Central Iowa, recognized by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects as “one of the fifty most significant Iowa buildings of the twentieth century”. Built in the 1920’s by Iowa native and cosmetics magnate Carl Weeks and his wife Edith, Salisbury House museum boasts extensive collections of culturally significant books, art, music, architecture, and antiquities.

Grant funds will support the Foundation in its mission to preserve, interpret, and share the Salisbury House and its collections as a historic house museum. Principal’s longstanding support of Salisbury House Foundation has impacted thousands of Iowans and this grant will ensure current and future generations continue to have access to an important piece of Iowa heritage and history.

 

About Salisbury House Foundation

In 1993, Salisbury House Foundation (SHF) was established with a mission to preserve, interpret and share the international significance of Salisbury House and its collections as a historic house museum for the educational, cultural benefit and enjoyment of the public. Today, SHF continues to manage one of Iowa’s most significant cultural resources and offer it to the Greater Des Moines Area as a space for the confluence of art, culture, and community. To learn more, please visit www.salisburyhouse.org.

 

About Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.

Principal Foundation empowers people to live their best lives. We invest in building strong communities around the world to help people take positive financial actions.  And we leverage the power of Principal’s 15,000 global employees to support programs, organizations and ideas that create societal impact.  To find out more, visit us at principal.com/grants.

 

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