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Get ‘Shakespeared’ At Moline’s Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

July 30th, 2021
Get 'Shakespeared' At Moline's Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

Those crazy lads and ladies of The Late Nite Show are back with “Shakespeared” at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline on 5th Avenue. Improvisers present an all-new “lost” play by William Shakespeare. Blending classic iambic pentameter and vernacular vulgarity, this show is hilarious, not high brow. Come hither, peasants! Rated R for Raucous. Tickets are $10 online at theblackboxtheatre.com or get them at the door. Beverages available for a donation. So, come one, come all to “Shakespeared” July 31 at 7:30 pm.  Read More

‘Shakespeared’ Returning The Funny To Late Night At Moline’s Black Box Theatre

July 29th, 2021
'Shakespeared' Returning The Funny To Late Night At Moline's Black Box Theatre

Missing iambic pentameter? Then don’t miss improve with The Late Nite Show “Shakespeared” coming to The Black Box Theatre July 31 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available at theblackboxtheatre.com. “Shakespeared” is performed by the comedy crew behind GIT and the former Comedy Sportz in downtown Rock Island. All of their Late Nite Shows have moved to Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline, the new home for late night improvisational comedy in the Quad-Cities!    Read More

Thriller ‘Murder In Green Meadows’ Stalking Into Moline’s Black Box Theatre

July 26th, 2021
Thriller 'Murder In Green Meadows' Stalking Into Moline's Black Box Theatre

Opening August 19th at Moline’s Black Box Theatre is the psychological thriller “Murder in Green Meadows” by Douglas Post. The original production received six Emmy Award nominations when presented on TV with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. The Black Box production stars James Driscoll, Jenny Winn, Jonathan Grafft and Lora Adams and directed by Jacqueline Isaacson. Set design by Adams with construction by Michael Kopriva. The production will run from August 19th through August 28. Reviewers called “Murder in Green Meadows”  “A thoroughly satisfying thriller on all points.... Read More

‘I And You’ Dramedy Featured At Moline’s Black Box Theatre Through Saturday

July 22nd, 2021
"I and You" at Black Box Theatre features Adrienne Jane and Michael Alexander.

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline presents the dramedy “I and You” by Laura Gunderson through Saturday. The plot: One afternoon, Anthony (Michael Alexander) arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s (Adrienne Jane) door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks... Read More

Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

July 20th, 2021
Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

After a brutal and long past 16 months, many major cultural organizations and venues in the Quad-Cities have been awarded badly-needed federal Covid relief, through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program of the Small Business Administration. As of July 19, $5.4 million has been approved in the region (out of $6.8 billion nationwide so far), including $2.3 million for the TaxSlayer Center, among the following grants: Figge Art Museum, Davenport — $368,499 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport — $564,903 Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport — $163,843 Quad... Read More

Tomfoolery At Tremont, Theater At Playcrafters, Virtual Concerts And More In This Week’s FUN10

July 18th, 2021
Tomfoolery At Tremont, Theater At Playcrafters, Virtual Concerts And More In This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Debuting Dramedy ‘I And You’

July 13th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theatre Debuting Dramedy 'I And You'

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will open the dramedy “I and You” by Laura Gunderson on July 15. The plot: One afternoon, Anthony (Michael Alexander) arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s (Adrienne Jane) door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project... Read More

Jump On The ‘Bandwagon’ For Comedy At Moline’s Black Box Theatre

June 25th, 2021
Jump On The 'Bandwagon' For Comedy At Moline's Black Box Theatre

At long last – live, improvised, inappropriate acoustic-rock comedy is back! June 26 at 7:30 pm join the comedic musical stylings of Bandwagon. Be part of the meteoric rise of a totally made-up rock band with Bandwagon, a comedy show where you name the band, you pick the songs, and we rock your socks. Featuring some of your favorite Quad Cities comedy talents, Bandwagon is always a new concert experience with an evening of improv comedy scenes, musical mischief, and audience interactivity in downtown Moline’s Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Avenue. Masks must be worn by anyone not inoculated against... Read More

Artists In Conversation Introduces Us To ‘Music Man’ Director Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt

June 23rd, 2021
Artists In Conversation Introduces Us To 'Music Man' Director Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! This week our Artists in Conversation from QuadCities.com features Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt! Tommy is a veteran Quad City performer but he makes his community theatre directorial... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Delivers ‘Hate Mail’ This Weekend

June 11th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theatre Delivers ‘Hate Mail’ This Weekend

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will be presenting the comedy “Hate Mail” by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky through June 12. Performances begin at 7:30 pm except Sundays, which begin at 2:00 pm “Hate Mail” follows Preston Dennis, Jr. who writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe. In his increasingly heated exchanges with the assistant manager Dahlia, who gives as good as she gets, he gets her fired – and finds a vengeful epistolary match. These two begin an epic, often acrimonious correspondence as their lives intertwine. ”Whether Preston... Read More