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Nice Work If You Can Get It

Set in the 1920s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is the story of charming and wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter, who meets rough female bootlegger Billie Bendix the weekend of his wedding. Jimmy, who has been married three (or is it four?) times before, is preparing to marry Eileen Evergreen, a self-obsessed modern dancer. Thinking Jimmy and Eileen will be out of town, Billie and her gang hide cases of alcohol in the basement of Jimmy’s Long Island mansion. But when Jimmy, his wife-to-be and her prohibitionist family show up at the mansion for the wedding, Billie and her cohorts pose as servants, causing hijinks galore.

Nice Work If You Can Get It will be performed November 15-17 at 7:30pm and November 18 at 2:00pm. This show will be performed in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Harmon Fine Arts Center, Performing Arts Hall
1310 25th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311

Event Type

Concerts/Performances, Special Events


Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Law Students, Parents, Graduate Students


Academics, Arts & Entertainment


$10 for adults, $8 for students.

College of Arts & Sciences: Fine Arts


Contact Name

Bailey Coronis

Contact Email Address


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