20th Annual High School Theatre Festival

November 21, 2016

Attend workshops and see a performance of The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare


The Comedy of Errors

Can two sets of identical twins overcome a bad case of mistaken identity? One of the great comedic plays by William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors serves up farcical mix-ups, romance and intrigue when two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly arrive in the same town one day.


Registration is now closed for this event.


Teachers, join us for the 20th Annual Simpson High School Theatre Festival. Regardless of your students interest — onstage or backstage — they will enhance their skills through a rich selection of workshops led by experienced theatre artists.  This festival, sponsored by Theatre Simpson, is a full day of discussions,  workshops, and performances designed especially for high school students and teachers.

The festival is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Each teacher may accompany up to 30 students

Each year we offer exciting workshops that help high school students explore all aspects of theatre including stage dialects, movement, lighting design and stage combat.  This theatre festival is a great opportunity to enhance a high school students learning.

The day begins with registration from 8:30-9:00 am. The festival will conclude before 2:30 pm.

 See this year’s complete schedule HERE.

Take a look at the study guide.


Cost Option 1: Lunch is supplied by Simpson College
$15.00 per student and teachers are free.  The price includes workshops, hot lunch, and a ticket for The Comedy of Errors.

Cost Option 2: Lunch is brought by the students
$9.00 per student and teachers are free.  The price includes workshops and a ticket for The Comedy of Errors.
In order to take advantage of this lower cost, your entire class must bring their own lunch.

For more information contact Ann Woldt, assistant professor of theatre, at 515-961-1327 or ann.woldt@simpson.edu.