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WQPT Airing ‘My Brother’s Gift’ Holocaust-Themed Production

November 14th, 2022
WQPT Airing 'My Brother's Gift' Holocaust-Themed Production

In September 2022, The Black Box Theatre performed “My Brother’s Gift,” as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today initiative. The play is based on the remarkable true story of Heinz Geiringer, neighbor and friend of Anne Frank. The production will air on WQPT on November 17 at 8:00 pm and will be followed by a short documentary on the Anne Frank Exhibit in Danville, Iowa. Heinz, a trained musician at only 15, was forced to live in hiding and silence in Nazi occupied Amsterdam. He turned to painting and poetry to express his everyday terror, but also his hope for the future.... Read More

Blackbox Theatre Presenting ‘My Brother’s Gift’ In Moline This Weekend

August 31st, 2022
Blackbox Theatre Presenting 'My Brother's Gift' In Moline This Weekend

My Brother’s Gift adapted by Claudia Haas based on the memories of Eva Geiringer Schoss and the paintings and poetry of Heinz Geiringer 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... Read More

Last Chance To ‘Ride The Cyclone’ At Moline’s Blackbox Theatre This Weekend

August 18th, 2022
Last Chance To 'Ride The Cyclone' At Moline's Blackbox Theatre This Weekend

You’ve got another chance to “Ride The Cyclone” at Moline’s Blackbox Theatre this weekend! “Ride the Cyclone” is here. The area premiere of the quirky musical takes a bow Thursday through Sunday at the downtown Black Box Theater in Moline. “In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life.” The show is directed and... Read More

Is Comedy Sportz Coming Back To The Quad-Cities?

August 15th, 2022
Is Comedy Sportz Coming Back To The Quad-Cities?

It hasn’t been 100 percent confirmed, but, according to inside sources, and a crapton of cheeky memes being pushed out on social media, a new improvisational comedy group based upon the old Comedy Sportz troupe — and possibly also called Comedy Sportz — featuring many of the same performers is coming back to the Quad-Cities. The memes, all with a sports theme, began being pushed out last week, by a number of local improv comedians who had been involved with Comedy Sportz, including bigwigs Jeff DeLeon and Rick Davis. When DeLeon was contacted about what seemed to be an obvious nod... Read More

Find FUN Things In Illinois And Iowa This Week In The QuadCities.com FUN10!

August 14th, 2022
Find FUN Things In Illinois And Iowa This Week In The QuadCities.com FUN10!

Looking for some FUN things to do over the next week in Illinois and Iowa, Quad-Cities? 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,... Read More

Wisenheimer Blows Out The Candles On 10 Years Of Improv Comedy TONIGHT At Moline’s Black Box

December 4th, 2021
Wisenheimer Blows Out The Candles On 10 Years Of Improv Comedy TONIGHT At Moline's Black Box

The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities and The Late Nite Shows are proud to present Wisenheimer: 10-Year Anniversary Show on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 7:30PM at The Black Box Theatre, located at 1623 5th Avenue in Moline, IL. The show will be hosted by Dan Logan, and feature an opening act, Chowdown Improv, from Des Moines, IA. Wisenheimer – an improv comedy troupe comprised of Leslie Mitchell, Jeff De Leon, and Jen Kuhle – will celebrate a decade of performing uncensored shows after having performed at a variety of festivals across the country over the years as well as being... Read More

Blackbox Theatre’s ‘Murder In Green Meadows’ Thriller Creeps Into Moline This Weekend

August 26th, 2021
Blackbox Theatre's 'Murder In Green Meadows' Thriller Creeps Into Moline This Weekend

Creeping in this weekend at Blackbox Theatre in Moline 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 through August 28. Reviewers called “Murder in Green Meadows”  “A thoroughly satisfying thriller on all points. Four stars.”... Read More

Meet Michael Alexander of Black Box Theatre’s ‘I And You’ In QuadCities.com’s Artists In Conversation

July 21st, 2021
Meet Michael Alexander of Black Box Theatre's 'I And You' In QuadCities.com's Artists In Conversation

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’s Artist In Conversation is Michael Alexander! He’s starring in “I And You” at Moline’s Blackbox Theatre! “I and You” runs July... Read More

Late Nite Shows Return To Moline’s Blackbox Theatre With ‘Bandwagon’

June 16th, 2021
Late Nite Shows Return To Moline's Blackbox Theatre With 'Bandwagon'

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

‘Next To Normal’ Coming To Blackbox Theatre

August 8th, 2018
‘Next To Normal’ Coming To Blackbox Theatre

It’s been called one of the best musicals of the 21st century for its honest exploration of mental illness and pain. It’s “Next to Normal,” and it’s coming to the Blackbox, 1623 5th Ave., Moline. The story centers on Diana Goodman, a wife and mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect it has on her family. The 2008 American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt was winner of three Tony Awards (2009), including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Heading the cast as Diana Goodman is Shana Kulhavy. David Miller will portray her... Read More