Simpson Productions, the theatre, opera and musical theatre collaboration at Simpson College, presents a double bill of comedic operas “A Hand of Bridge” and “The Telephone” beginning Friday, March 12.
The virtual operas will stream on-demand from Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14. There is no charge for virtual events during the 2020-21 season, but pre-registration is required. Visit simpson.edu/SimpsonProductions for additional details.
Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Telephone” and Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” are one-act pieces that explore life and love in the 20th century. Quirky characters stumble through commonplace occurrences, like chatting with a loved one or getting together with friends. Even today, the operas are timely, fun and sure to leave the modern audience laughing.
The operas are directed by Mimi Kammer, chair of the department of theatre arts. Music was prepared by conductor Bernard McDonald, associate professor of music and the G. Dewey and M. Maine Larsen Chair in Opera.
About Simpson College
Simpson College is a private, liberal arts college located in Iowa with campuses in Indianola, West Des Moines and online. Founded in 1860, the college has 1,268 undergraduate and graduate students. Simpson offers 74 majors, minors and programs in addition to three graduate programs. Outside of the classroom, Simpson is a member of the NCAA Division III American Rivers Conference, hosts eight Greek houses on campus and sponsors many extracurricular options for student involvement.
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