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A Different Kind of “Romeo & Juliet” to be Shown at St. Ambrose Tonight

September 17th, 2021
A Different Kind of “Romeo & Juliet” to be Shown at St. Ambrose Tonight

In yet another example of innovative Quad-Cities artists getting creative due to Covid, St. Ambrose University will present a unique filmed theater project tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. Previously released online in three individual episodes, Romeo and Juliet – A Web Series in Shadow will be screened in its entirety for the first time at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, at Galvin on the SAU campus. Tickets are $8 and on sale to the public at the door and ShowTix4U. KALA, the public radio station at St. Ambrose, will rebroadcast the performance as... Read More

St. Ambrose Radio Play Wins First Place National Broadcasting Award

March 10th, 2021
A Different Kind of “Romeo & Juliet” to be Shown at St. Ambrose Tonight

Innovation and collaboration in the face of an unprecedented challenge helped the St. Ambrose University Theatre Department and KALA-FM, the public radio station on campus, combine to win a first-place national award at the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference on Saturday, March 6. The award for the Best Radio Drama honored the Theatre Department’s fall 2020 performance of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, “An Enemy of the People.” The 2019 adaptation of the 1882 play was penned by Tom Isbell, a theater professor at University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD), who is friends with... Read More

St. Ambrose University Radio Play Reveals Relevance to Today’s Tumult

October 1st, 2020
A Different Kind of “Romeo & Juliet” to be Shown at St. Ambrose Tonight

DAVENPORT — A 138-year-old play by the Norwegian master Henrik Ibsen holds painfully relevant lessons for our chaotic 2020 political climate. In a 2019 adaptation of “An Enemy of the People,” a battle between public health concerns and economic prosperity plays out in the public sphere between concerned citizens and leaders of the local government. The unique radio-play production, by the St. Ambrose University Theatre Department, will be presented this weekend and next on KALA 88.5 FM and online HERE. The new adaptation was written by Tom Isbell, a theater professor at University of... Read More