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Genesius Guild Holding Auditions In Rock Island TONIGHT!

April 20th, 2022
Genesius Guild Holding Auditions In Rock Island TONIGHT!

Genesius Guild in Rock Island is thrilled to announce the 2022 season and audition dates! Learn more here: https://www.genesius.org/  Read More

Genesius Guild Season Finale Bows At Rock Island’s Lincoln Park Tonight

July 25th, 2021
Genesius Guild Season Finale Bows At Rock Island's Lincoln Park Tonight

The Genesius Guild will close the 2021 season by going back to their roots with a Greek tragedy. Euripides’ Hippolytus will be staged for the last time today at 7 p.m. at the Don Wooten Stage in Lincoln Park, Rock Island. Admission is free. This performance continues a longstanding tradition. The Genesius Guild’s first performance in Lincoln Park was Antigone by Sophocles, and the group has continued to perform a Greek tragedy, in mask, each season. Genesius Guild is the only theater in the United States to make Greek tragedy in mask an annual occurrence. Hippolytus tells the story... Read More

Rock Island’s Genesius Guild Closing Season With ‘Hippolytus’ This Weekend

July 23rd, 2021
Rock Island's Genesius Guild Closing Season With 'Hippolytus' This Weekend

The Genesius Guild will close the 2021 season by going back to their roots with a Greek tragedy. Euripides’ Hippolytus will be staged July 24, and 25. All performances begin at 7:00 PM and will be held at the Don Wooten Stage in Lincoln Park, Rock Island. Admission is free.   This performance continues a longstanding tradition. The Genesius Guild’s first performance in Lincoln Park was Antigone by Sophocles, and the group has continued to perform a Greek tragedy, in mask, each season. Genesius Guild is the only theater in the United States to make Greek tragedy in mask an annual... Read More

Genesius Guild presents Euripides’ Hippolytus In Rock Island’s Lincoln Park This Weekend

July 15th, 2021
Genesius Guild presents Euripides’ Hippolytus In Rock Island's Lincoln Park This Weekend

The Genesius Guild will close the 2021 season by going back to their roots with a Greek tragedy. Euripides’ Hippolytus will be staged July 17, 18, 24, and 25. All performances begin at 7:00 PM and will be held at the Don Wooten Stage in Lincoln Park, Rock Island. Admission is free. This performance continues a longstanding tradition. The Genesius Guild’s first performance in Lincoln Park was Antigone by Sophocles, and the group has continued to perform a Greek tragedy, in mask, each season. Genesius Guild is the only theater in the United States to make Greek tragedy in mask an annual occurrence. Hippolytus... Read More

Save the Date for Music and Fun with Babaloo At Rock Island’s Lincoln Park Thursday

July 14th, 2021
Save the Date for Music and Fun with Babaloo At Rock Island's Lincoln Park Thursday

Rock Island Public Library brings acclaimed family performer Babaloo to Rock Island’s Lincoln Park bandshell for a free concert on 10:30 am on Thursday, July 15. The event, part of the library’s Reading Colors Your World summer activities, is free and open to all ages. Babaloo concerts are a blend of music and comedy, and usually run under one hour. Families should bring lawn chairs or other seating, and social distance as needed. There is no rain date. Babaloo, who hails from Missouri, offers a riotous blend of wacky tunes, antics, and activities to keep audiences energized and laughing.... Read More

REVIEW: Genesius Guild’s ‘Measure for Measure’ Really Measures up

June 24th, 2021
REVIEW: Genesius Guild's 'Measure for Measure' Really Measures up

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? More specifically, a summer evening spent watching a performance of Shakespeare as the sun shines golden on a stone amphitheater? Genesius Guild is showing “Measure for Measure (abridged)”, which will run for two more nights on June 26 and June 27 at 7pm in the Rock Island Lincoln Park “Measure for Measure” showcased a metatheatrical experience and began by introducing the actors to the stage as themselves. Throughout the play, the actors remained visible to the audience. Such a peculiar opening invites the audience to partake in... Read More

Genesius Guild Offers Shakespeare In The Rock Island Park With ‘Measure For Measure’

June 22nd, 2021
Genesius Guild Offers Shakespeare In The Rock Island Park With 'Measure For Measure'

An adapted version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is currently running to open Genesius Guild’s 2021 season with the next performances at 7 p.m. on June 26 and 27. All performances are held at the Don Wooten Stage in Lincoln Park, 1120 40th St., Rock Island, and admission is free. Opening weekend marks the Genesius Guild’s return to live theater after cancelling the 2020 season. Sometimes known as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays – shows that are not explicitly comedies or tragedies – Measure for Measure is a “fascinating exploration of how power can corrupt, with comedic... Read More

Genesius Guild Back to Live Theater This Weekend in Rock Island for First Time in Two Years

June 16th, 2021
Genesius Guild Back to Live Theater This Weekend in Rock Island for First Time in Two Years

An adapted version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure will open the Genesius Guild’s 2021 season with performances at 7 p.m. on June 19, 20, 26, and 27. All performances are held at the Don Wooten Stage in Lincoln Park, 1120 40th St., Rock Island, and admission is free. Opening weekend marks the Genesius Guild’s return to live theater after cancelling the 2020 season. Sometimes known as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays – shows that are not explicitly comedies or tragedies – Measure for Measure is a “fascinating exploration of how power can corrupt, with comedic overtones,”... Read More

2020 Augie Grad Being Groomed to Take Over as Head of Genesius Guild

April 22nd, 2021
2020 Augie Grad Being Groomed to Take Over as Head of Genesius Guild

Isabel Dawson, a 2020 Augustana College graduate, wears many hats – which each reflect her many skills in theater and business. The bright, enthusiastic 23-year-old, who did a lot of theater in high school in Normal, Ill., is the new assistant executive director for Genesius Guild and is helping assemble this summer’s abridged schedule of three productions outside in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park. Doug Tschopp has been executive director for about 15 years, involved in Genesius for 25 years, and worked closely with Dawson at Augie, where she majored in theater and business management. “I just... Read More

Rock Island’s Genesius Guild Set the Mask Trend Decades Ago, Plans Abridged 2021 Season

April 7th, 2021
Rock Island's Genesius Guild Set the Mask Trend Decades Ago, Plans Abridged 2021 Season

The Quad-Cities theater company Genesius Guild was wearing masks in performance for decades before it was fashionable or medically recommended. After it had to cancel its 2020 summer season at Rock Island’s Lincoln Park Classic Theatre due to Covid, Genesius will be back this summer, with three scaled-back productions in June and July, including an ancient Greek tragedy in mask to close the abbreviated season – ensuring it will all be safe for cast, crew and audiences. The 2021 season will consist of: June 19, 20, 26 and 27: William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” adapted and abridged... Read More