Join Simpson Productions for our 2020-21 Season
The Enchanted Pig 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.
Fefu 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 December 7 7:30 PM Barnum Studio Theatre
A concert reading of short plays written by Simpson College students.
Threepenny 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 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.
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.