THREE MINUTES: John Viars

Each year, more than seventy-thousand people attend a performance at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. After more than seventy years, the theatre is starting to show some wear and tear.

Most people don`t realize that the playhouse was built on property that used to serve as a landfill.

Phase one of the development

Phase one of the development

The ground has settled and the facility on 42nd Street is in need of several costly repairs.

Dan Winters sat down with the executive director, John Viars, to talk about Monday’s historic groundbreaking… and ghosts.

It`s this week’s Three Minutes in the Chair.

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