University of Iowa
Slingsby Theatre Company, Emil and the Detectives
Andy Ellis

Slingsby Theatre Company

Emil and the Detectives

Presented by
ADULT: $25
YOUTH: $10
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:30 pm
Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:30 pm
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Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:00 pm
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Two brilliant actors bring a classic story to life. Young Emil is traveling by train when a nefarious stranger makes off with the family’s hard-won money. Recruiting a crew of fellow children to help hunt down the thief, Emil sets out to right a wrong with grit and determination. With projections, shadow puppets, and unerring storytelling instincts, Slingsby Theatre Company will have your kids—and you, too—cheering for Emil’s band of crime solving friends.


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