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Simpson Productions 2020-21 Season

Join Simpson Productions for our 2020-21 Season

The Enchanted Pig  pig                                                                                                Music by Jonathan Dove, Lyrics by Alasdair Middleton                                                  October 16-17 7:30 pm, October 18 2 pm                                                            Pote Theatre                                                                          

        The Book of Fate announces Princess Flora must wed a Pig from the North. Drawing on Romanian and Norwegian folk tales with their origins in the myth of Cupid and Psyche, The Enchanted Pig is a fantastical musical story that is funny and tender, miraculous and ridiculous.

 fefuFefu and Her Friends                                                                                                               By Maria Irene Fornes                                                                                                                           November 20-21 7:30 PM, November 22 2:00 PM                                                    Various places within Blank Performing Arts Center

 Join the audience and follow the lives of eight women in five different environments as the friends gather at the home of Fefu to rehearse for a charity event. Before and after their rehearsal, the women interact with one another, and share their thoughts and feelings about life along with their personal struggles and societal concerns.

New Plays Festival           quill                                                                                                             December 7 7:30 PM                                                                                                              Barnum Studio Theatre

 A concert reading of short plays written by Simpson College students.

 macheathThreepenny Opera                                                                                                                                Music by Kurt Weill, Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht                                                                          February 26-27 7:30 PM, February 28 2 PM                                                                              Pote Theatre                                                                                                                              Threepenny Opera follows the notorious Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he attempts to woo women and dodge the authorities in the streets of Victorian London.  A milestone of musical theater, Threepenny incorporates political perspectives with the jazzy sounds of the 1920s, creating a revolutionary new musical form that inspired hits like Chicago and Cabaret.

The Thanksgiving Play         turkey                                                                                              By Larissa FastHorse                                                                                                       March 25-27 7:30 PM, March 28 2 pm                                                                    Barnum Studio Theatre                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a Thanksgiving pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

poster Festival of Short Plays: Theatre Between the Wars                                                           April 16-17 7:30 PM, April 18 2 pm                                                                               Barnum Studio Theatre 

The festival of short plays will explore theatre in the United States between the World War I and II. This is the 18th annual Festival of Short Plays produced entirely by students at Simpson College.