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WQPT Features Local Children In PBS Kids Commercial

August 3rd, 2020

Along with the usual characters like Thomas the Train Engine, Elmo and Blue, you might see some familiar faces on PBS Kids. Local PBS station WQPT has debuted a new commercial playing between shows (technically called an interstitial) featuring a number of Quad-Cities kids doing a variety of activities during the past few weeks of coronavirus quarantine. “The idea for the spot came watching my neighbors’ sons riding their bikes on our frontage road,” said Lora Adams of WQPT. “They’re the only kids around and I saw them making their own fun as they played on their own.” With the commercial,... Read More

Black Box Theater’s ‘Turn Of The Screw’ Is Creepy, Must-See Theater

July 17th, 2020

If Lora Adams’ name is on something there’s one guarantee: it’s going to look AMAZING. And Black Box’s Turn of the Screw is no exception to that rule. The latest offering from the intimate Black Box – and ONLY live theatre event in the Quad Cities this summer – looks and feels as eerie as it should. This particular production has that Disney detail thing going on. It’s like a bunch of Imagineers flew in from Anaheim and rocked a stellar set, lighting and costume design. It looks THAT good. The “Imagineers” in the case are set designer (and director) Lora Adams,... Read More

Quad-Cities Actors Launch New World of Live Theater in Time of Covid

July 15th, 2020

Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam are pioneers in this brave new world of indoor Q-C theater, presenting the first full-length play locally since coronavirus shut life down in March. Walsh, a 43-year-old who works in insurance, and Pulliam, a 30-year-old preschool teacher, both have a passion for theater, and will present a two-person adaptation of the spooky “Turn of the Screw” Thursday through Sunday at Moline’s Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave. Lora Adams, Black Box co-founder, directs the duo and did the set design and costuming. The theater is abiding by Illinois phase 4 restrictions –... Read More

Black Box Theatre Finally Debuting ‘Turn Of The Screw’ July 16-19

July 5th, 2020

The Black Box Theatre was in rehearsal for the Jeffrey Hatcher adaptation of The Turn of The Screw when Covid-19 shut everything down. As Illinois enters Phase 4 of re-opening the actors are once again rehearsing and looking forward to performing. The theatre will open the show on July 16 and close the 19th. “It is a short run,” said director Lora Adams “but the set was almost completed and the actors’ schedules have changed since March, so we are only able to do the four day weekend.” Actor Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam bring the creepy tale to life with Walsh playing four different... Read More

Six Local Actresses Bring New Hit Musical To The Quad-Cities

June 27th, 2020

In the light of the pandemic and civil unrest, six local actresses have banded together to try and bring some much needed relief to the crippled theater community and gain momentum for the change our world needs. Chelsea Ward and Victoria House, through an agreement with the production staff of the Broadway run of ‘Six’* and, a partnership with the Black Box Theater** have assembled a rock star cast for a one night only, virtual performance of the smash new musical! The show currently will be streamed live on Facebook on August 1st, 2020 with a virtual donation jar for both the Black Box Theater,... Read More

WQPT Features Quad-Cities Kids On PBS Kids Spot

April 30th, 2020

Along with the usual characters like Thomas the Train Engine, Elmo and Blue, you might see some familiar faces on PBS Kids this week. Local PBS station WQPT has debuted a new commercial playing between shows (technically called an interstitial) featuring a number of Quad-Cities kids doing a variety of activities during the past few weeks of coronavirus quarantine. “The idea for the spot came watching my neighbors’ sons riding their bikes on our frontage road,” said Lora Adams of WQPT. “They’re the only kids around and I saw them making their own fun as they played on their own.” With... Read More

WQPT To Air Duetsche Welle Starting April 1

March 21st, 2020

WQPT is happy to announce that their second channel 24.2 will begin airing DW (Duetsche Welle) beginning April 1. Duetsche Welle is a 24-hour English language TV channel, based in Germany and available almost everywhere in the world, with a mission to bring cultures together across the globe. Much like MHz Worldview, programming is from international sources. DW replaces MHz Worldview, which had been on 24.2 for the past 10 years. As of March 1, MHz Worldview was no longer available to public television stations to broadcast as Worldview decided to continue with a new paid streaming model. “We... Read More

Black Box Theatre Postpones First Week Of ‘Turn of the Screw’

March 16th, 2020

Black Box Theatre in Moline has cancelled their first week of the upcoming show “The Turn of the Screw.” The theater released the following statement today: Due to the current situation with the corona virus, The Black Box Theatre will be cancelling the first week of The Turn of the Screw. Our plan at the present time is to open on April 2 for 4 performances, but we are going to follow the news and required protocol as the situation unfolds. Thank you for your patience as we all navigate this unprecedented time in our communities across the nation.  Read More

Blackbox Opens Fourth Season With ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

January 10th, 2020

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will open their fourth season with “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” a play by Celeste Raspanti. “We chose to do the play in honor of Holocaust Remembrance” said director and co-founder of the theatre, Lora Adams. The piece is an inspiring story that shows how art can be used in times of tragedy and is centered around Raja, a Czech teenager forced into Terezin, a Jewish ghetto. The camp was a stopping point before being sent to the death camps, particularly Auschwitz. Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through Terezin. Less... Read More

WQPT Director of Capital Projects and Planning retires

December 14th, 2019

In April 2013 Mary Pruess was named General Manager of WQPT, Quad Cities PBS. During her tenure WQPT moved offices, restructured master control and programming and continued with a focus on the creation of local television programming, to be aired along with PBS programming. As Mary put it “We are creating a new way of being a public broadcasting station.” In December 2018 Mary retired as WQPT’s General Manager, but continued on with the station as Director of Capital Projects and Planning.  With the leadership phase of the signal improvement capital project titled “Aspire Higher” completed,... Read More

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