Festival of Short Plays 2013: Thornton Wilder

Barnum Studio Theatre

March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 17 at 1:00 p.m.

An examination of the work and theories of one of the most prolific and influential American writers, of the 20th century.

Leviathan Directed by Caleb Carver

- After a night of destruction, a prince is left alone at sea to face his worst nightmare, a mermaid that wants to steal his soul.


Love and How to Cure It Directed by Alexa Smith

- Love is a complicated emotion and experience for humans. Finding and retaining it is hard and yet it is extrememly easy to lose. No matter the age, the hold of love on a person is difficult to cure. Thornton Wilder opens up the question of whether or not a person can be cured of love.


The Angel That Troubled the Waters Directed by Natalie Hining

- As humans we can suffer from physical pain, but also mental pain and depression. Sometimes our emotional baggage can seem too much to carry. In The Angel That Troubled the Waters, Thornton Wilder emphasizes the importance of all of our experiences, the good and the bad. These experiences make us who we are.


Such Things Only Happen In Books Directed by Chis Williams

- There is a poor author searching for a plot and he cannot seem to find it. He is surrounded by a wife having an affair with the debonair town doctor, a maid sheltering her fugitive brother, and a murderer who returns to the scene of the crime. Too bad books and plays are not reflective of life.


Mozart and the Grey Steward Directed by Caleb Carver

- The musical genius is struggling with writing his greatest piece yet!  However, will he get to finish it?


Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Directed by Natalie Hining 

 - Have you ever thought about what your life will be worth at the end? When you get to the end of your road will you have done anything great or important? How will you be remembered? In Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Wilder asks these questions and challenges you to live like there is no tomorrow.

Box office opens—February 25, 2013

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Contact the box office at: 515-961-1601 or tsboxoffice@simpson.edu