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Augustana College’s next studio show “Medea” provides a new take on a powerful classic

January 13th, 2022
Augustana College’s next studio show “Medea” provides a new take on a powerful classic

Augustana College Theatre Arts Department will present “Medea” by Euripides, translation by Nicholas Rudall, January 13 – 16, 2022. Performances on Thursday through Saturday will begin at 7:30 pm and 1:30 pm on Sunday. The production will be held in the Honkamp Blackbox Theatre located on the third floor of the Brunner Theatre Center. Rudall’s translation of this powerful classic for contemporary audiences provides compelling new insight into the Greek tragedy this which tells the story of Medea, who chose to save her future husband while destroying her own family. Now married to Jason,... Read More

Augustana College Department of Theatre Presenting ‘Miss Nelson is Missing!’ the Musical

October 6th, 2021
Augustana College Department of Theatre Presenting 'Miss Nelson is Missing!' the Musical

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents Miss Nelson is Missing! the Musical on October 9 and 10, 2021 at 1:30 PM. The uncontrollable children of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson goes missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a no- nonsense substitute who assigns piles of homework! The students learn lessons of appreciation and respect, but will they ever get their beloved Miss Nelson back? Based on the well-loved children’s books by Harry Allard and James Marshall. Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing, and directed by Jackie McCall. “We’re so excited that... Read More

Augustana College Theatre Announces New Shows For 2021-22 Season

August 24th, 2021
Augustana College Theatre Announces New Shows For 2021-22 Season

Rock Island, Illinois – The Augustana College Department of Theatre announces its lineup of productions for the 2021-22 season, which will include more performances than in previous years. Main stage productions take place in the Kim and Donna Brunner Main Stage Theatre and are directed by Augustana College professors. Studio productions are largely student produced and take place in the Heidi Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre. The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts offers a major and minor in theatre arts with a choice of emphasis in performance, musical theatre, design and technology... Read More

Mamma Mia, John Deere Classic, Reggae Tunes And More In This Week’s FUN10

July 11th, 2021
Mamma Mia, John Deere Classic, Reggae Tunes 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

Rock Island’s Mississippi Bend Players To Go Small for 2021 Summer Season

May 5th, 2021
Rock Island's Mississippi Bend Players To Go Small for 2021 Summer Season

The fourth full season of Mississippi Bend Players will feature a total of five performers over three productions this summer at Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center. After it was forced to cancel its 2020 in-person season, the 2021 lineup will be: “Red” (June 17-20), by John Logan, directed by Catherine Bodenbender and featuring MBP favorites Mike Schulz and Tristan Odenkirk. Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years... Read More

Augustana College Opens Next Play Thursday at Brunner Theatre

May 5th, 2021
Augustana College Opens Next Play Thursday at Brunner Theatre

The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts will present “One Flea Spare,” directed by Jennifer Popple, Thursday through Sunday, May 6 to 9, at Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. Darkly comic and deeply moving by turns, “One Flea Spare” is set in plague-ravaged 17th-century London, where social roles and the boundaries that describe them have turned upside down. The definition of morality is up for grabs. Upper and lower class are forced to live in quarantine together and the secrets and sins of the four shut-ins are laid bare. The social hierarchy collapses, and... Read More

New Augustana Online Production Tells Illuminating Story of Autistic Boy

March 3rd, 2021
New Augustana Online Production Tells Illuminating Story of Autistic Boy

In the moving play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” audiences get inside the mind of a 15-year-old gifted autistic boy. Augustana College will present a recorded live performance of their production online at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The 2012 stage adaption of British novelist Mark Haddon’s 2003 international best-seller originally was scheduled to be performed last December, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Student tickets are free, but must be purchased by first requesting a complimentary code. Faculty and staff... Read More

Augustana College Special Virtual Reading Reunites Sarah Ruhl and Her Mother

August 14th, 2020
Augustana College Special Virtual Reading Reunites Sarah Ruhl and Her Mother

As many theaters and musicians nationwide have moved performances online, the Mississippi Bend Players at Augustana College is salvaging part of its canceled summer season, by offering a virtual reading Friday, Aug. 21, of playwright Sarah Ruhl’s deeply personal “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday.” (The performance originally was scheduled for Aug. 14, but was postponed after power outages this week. Tickets for the original date will be honored on Aug. 21. Patrons who are unable to attend on the new date, and who would like a refund, should contact the Ticket Office.) Filled with Quad-Cities... Read More

Spend Your Sunday Funday with a Chill on the Hill

September 5th, 2019

Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill at the new Anderson Pavilion on campus, this Sunday Sep 8. The free event will feature food trucks and local bands at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavilion, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. The pavilion is just south of the Brunner Theater Center, and the most convenient parking is in the Centennial Hall lot across 7th Avenue. Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Seating is first-come, first-served. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., The White Tornado will take the stage. The White Tornado is the piano-playing, songwriting alter ego of the... Read More