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Illinois’ Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘All Is Calm’

September 12th, 2022
Illinois' Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For 'All Is Calm'

Another round of auditions for the Black Box Theatre’s production of All Is Calm is scheduled for September 17 from 1:00 to 2:30. The all accapella sung musical is written by Peter Rothstein with vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach and tells the story of The Western Front in World War I, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. All Is Calm... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Presenting ‘My Brother’s Gift’ In September

August 24th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Presenting 'My Brother's Gift' In September

The Black Box Theatre is producing My Brother’s Gift as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today  (outofdarknessqc.com) Designed and directed by Black Box co-founder Lora Adams. The production features Patti Flaherty as Adult Eva. Wrigley Mancha as young Eva, Charles Thomas Budan as Heinz, Jennifer Cook Gregory as Mutti, Mischa Hooker as Pappy, Ben Bergthold as Herman, Paige Jackson as Sanna and Lily Critchfield as Mrs. Jansen. This production will be taped and air on WQPT in November 2023. “One of the challenges in directing this play for stage knowing that it... Read More

‘Shakespeared’ Returns To Moline’s Black Box Theatre TONIGHT

July 30th, 2022
'Shakespeared' Returns To Moline's Black Box Theatre TONIGHT

Shakespeared returns to The Black Box Theatre TONIGHT at 7:30 pm.  The improvisational comedy show features a cast who create a long-lost Shakespearean play using suggestions from the audience. Tickets are $10 and available through theblackboxtheatre.com or at the door.      Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘Cyclone’ And ‘All Is Calm’ TODAY

May 14th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For 'Cyclone' And 'All Is Calm' TODAY

The Black Box Theatre is excited to bring two premiere’s to the area. Auditions for Ride the Cyclone and All Is Calm will take place in May. Ride the Cyclone is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, and tells the story of the members of the St. Cassian High School chamber choir of Uranium City, Saskatchewan, who perish on a faulty rollercoaster called “The Cyclone”. Each tells a story to win the reward of a mechanical fortune teller — the chance to return to life.  The BBT production will be directed and choreographed by Shelley Cooper. Auditions take... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘Cyclone’ And ‘Calm’

April 26th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For 'Cyclone' And 'Calm'

The Black Box Theatre is excited to bring two premiere’s to the area. Auditions for Ride the Cyclone and All Is Calm will take place in May. Ride the Cyclone is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, and tells the story of the members of the St. Cassian High School chamber choir of Uranium City, Saskatchewan, who perish on a faulty rollercoaster called “The Cyclone”. Each tells a story to win the reward of a mechanical fortune teller — the chance to return to life.  The BBT production will be directed and choreographed by Shelley Cooper. Auditions... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Continues Thrilling ‘Veronica’s Room’ This Weekend

April 15th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Continues Thrilling 'Veronica's Room' This Weekend

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline features the thriller, Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin on Friday and Saturday night. “Most people know Ira Levin for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Veronica’s Room’ is just as thrilling,” said director Lora Adams. The synopsis for the play states “This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong... Read More

REVIEW: Black Box Latest is Haunting, Twisty Roller-Coaster Ride of Madness, Horror

April 12th, 2022
REVIEW: Black Box Latest is Haunting, Twisty Roller-Coaster Ride of Madness, Horror

The latest production at Moline’s intimate Black Box Theatre isn’t one necessarily to be enjoyed, but is a terrifying thriller – tailor-made for fans of suspense, mystery and horror. The whiplash-inducing, psychological roller-coaster “Veronica’s Room” (1973) truly puts the “black” in Black Box. Director and co-founder Lora Adams warns as much in her brief introduction to the exhilarating, hard-to-watch four-actor play by the demented genius Ira Levin (1929-2007) — author of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Deathtrap,” “The Stepford Wives” and “The Boys From Brazil.” “I... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Unspools The Thrilling ‘Veronica’s Room’

April 8th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Unspools The Thrilling 'Veronica's Room'

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline presents the thriller, Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin, this weekend. “Most people know Ira Levin for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Veronica’s Room’ is just as thrilling,” said director Lora Adams. The synopsis for the play states “This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Opening Thriller ‘Veronica’s Room’

April 1st, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Opening Thriller 'Veronica's Room'

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline opens the thriller, Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin. “Most people know Ira Levin for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Veronica’s Room’ is just as thrilling,” said director Lora Adams. The synopsis for the play states “This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica... Read More

Moline’s Blackbox Presents ‘The Revolutionists’ Today

March 6th, 2022
Moline's Blackbox Presents 'The Revolutionists' Today

The first production of The Black Box Theatre 2022 season is Lauren Gunderson’s “The Revolutionists.” Described as “Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots... Read More