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Simpson Productions presents Twilight Bowl

Simpson Productions fourth production of the season runs March 24-26, 2023


Simpson Productions, the theatre, opera, and musical theatre collaboration at Simpson College, presents Twilight Bowl by Rebecca Gilman.

The play opens on Friday, March 24. in Barnum Studio Theatre in Blank Performing Arts Center at Simpson College in Indianola, IA. It will run March 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and again on March 26 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and non-Simpson students, $6.50 for group (10 or more) tickets, and free for Simpson students with IDs.

After graduating from a small Wisconsin high school, Sam heads to college on a bowling scholarship - but her cousin Jaycee’s future isn’t looking as bright.  In the bar of their local bowling alley, Sam and a few friends attempt to celebrate Jaycee’s last night in town before she goes to prison the next morning. 

Cake is eaten, gifts are opened, pitchers of beer are finished . . . but it’s hard to find the right words. In a stirring portrayal of a cross-section of rural America, a very real group of young women struggle with the pressure to “make something” of themselves while navigating their own and one another’s evolutions. 

As they face adulthood, the bowling alley becomes a place to celebrate triumphs, confront challenges, and forge new identities. Twilight Bowl questions the blueprint for a successful life and embraces the unknown of the road ahead.

Contains adult content and language.

Directed by Jennifer Nostrala, the performers are Haley Brummett ‘25, Mollie Hinkle’23, Wendy Soto ‘24, Taylor Kouski ‘26, Jess Doster ‘23, and Cadence Clark ‘26. Simpson College Scenic Designer and Technical Director is transforming the intimate Barnum Studio Theatre into the Twilight Bowl, the small-town bar and bowling alley where these young women work out what to do with their futures. The rest of the design team features our student designers: Kenneth Norris ’25, lighting designer; Allison Blades ’23, costume designer; Masumo Mweyni ‘24, sound designer/composer; Dorian Burke ’25, props designer. We are also welcoming back Kyle Bochart ’10 as the guest stage manager.

Reserve your tickets today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twilight-bowl-tickets-388703421397?aff=ebdssbdestsearch