Theatre students travel to state festival


Bettendorf theatre students attended the Iowa State Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa on Nov. 11-12. At the festival, students had the opportunity to watch Mainstage productions from other high schools, compete in individual and team events, meet Thespians from other schools, and participate in workshops to grow as an actor or techie.

They arrived in Cedar Falls on Friday morning. During the first day, the group watched two Mainstage productions and watched or competed in Individual Events.

The mainstage productions were “[title of show]” from Dubuque Wahlert in the morning and “The 39 Steps” from Cedar Rapids Jefferson in the evening.

“[title of show] was a quirky, upbeat, small-cast show that had so much energy and was so much fun to watch,” Molly Seybert said.

Four studio productions were also presented during the day by Iowa City High, Davenport North, Davenport Central, and South Tama.