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Moline’s Black Box Theatre Presenting ‘Christmas Carol: On The Air’

November 23rd, 2021
The Black Box Theatre is at 1623 5th Ave., Moline.

Christmas comes to the Black Box Theatre as they present “Christmas Carol: On the Air,” featuring the classic Dickens story amongst the trappings of a 1940’s radio show. The cast includes Kayla Jo Pulliam Mendoza, Wendy Czekalski, Matt Walsh, Renaud Haymon, Scott Tunnicliff, Scot Gehret, Patrick Gimm, Patti Flaherty, Dee Canfield, Tom Vaccaro and Adrienne Jane Evans. Directed and designed by Lora Adams with Light design by David Miller. “I decided to adapt the story myself because we have done a number of radio plays and I thought it might be fun to add my own spin on it,” said Adams.... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

October 9th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! How do you solve a problem like diversity in live theater? From Broadway to the Quad-Cities, theatrical organizations of all kinds are wrestling with this thorny issue, now more than ever. Long before the widespread racial reckoning that’s taken place nationwide in the past 17 months (post-George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter, which has only intensified),... Read More

Wisenheimer Brings Late Nite Comedy Back To Moline’s Black Box Saturday Nite, Er, I Mean, Night!

September 24th, 2021
Wisenheimer Brings Late Nite Comedy Back To Moline's Black Box Saturday Nite, Er, I Mean, Night!

The Late Nite Shows featuring Wisenheimer plays The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline on Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 pm.   Wisenheimer – the best in long form improvisational comedy celebrates 10 years this coming December. The troupe of Leslie Mitchell, Jeff De Leon, and Jen Kuhle have a myriad of improv training from nationally renowned institutions, and travel the country performing at comedy festivals. In 2015, the troupe launched Wisenheimer: The Podcast – available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. Opening for Wisenheimer is Des Moines stand-up comedian Jameson Cox. Originally... Read More

REVIEW: Latest Black Box Play A Twisty, Tense, Threatening, Thrilling, Terrific Time

August 27th, 2021
REVIEW: Latest Black Box Play A Twisty, Tense, Threatening, Thrilling, Terrific Time

There’s a foreboding line early in the excellent “Murder in Green Meadows” (which concludes its run Saturday at the Black Box Theatre) – “Everything is perfect. What could be wrong?” Well, as we’ll soon learn, quite a lot. The new production at the Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline, features a quartet of the Quad-Cities’ most talented, experienced actors in a tense, psychological thriller, and it’s helmed by an enthusiastic, dedicated student director. Even before a line is uttered, the upscale, sophisticated living room set is impressive to behold. I’d love to live there... 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

Moline Documentary Filmmakers Form New Nonprofit Organization on True Stories

August 25th, 2021
Moline Documentary Filmmakers Form New Nonprofit Organization on True Stories

Kelly Rundle of Moline has long been a director of documentary films. Now he and his wife Tammy – partners in Fourth Wall Films – are co-executive directors of the Quad-Cities’ newest non-profit — Truth First Film Alliance, Inc. (TFFA). The organization will focus on bringing films and filmmakers to local screens in special free programs that feature curated documentary films and narrative films based on true stories. Screenings will be followed by a moderated Q&A with directors, producers, and writers with an emphasis on the craft of filmmaking. The formation of the new non-profit... Read More

Augustana Junior Becomes First Student Director at Moline’s Black Box Theatre

August 19th, 2021
Augustana Junior Becomes First Student Director at Moline’s Black Box Theatre

The new production at the Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline, features a quartet of the Quad-Cities’ most talented, experienced actors in a tense, psychological thriller, and it’s helmed by an enthusiastic, dedicated student director. That’s a first for the downtown Moline, 60- seat space, in its fifth season. “Murder in Green Meadows” – which opens Thursday night — stars James Driscoll, Jenny Winn, Jonathan Grafft and Lora Adams, directed by Jacqueline Isaacson, a junior theater major at Augustana College (from the Rockford area). She’s majoring in musical theater and... Read More

Black Box Theatre Debuting ‘Murder In Green Meadows’ Aug. 19

August 9th, 2021
Black Box Theatre Debuting 'Murder In Green Meadows' Aug. 19

Opening August 19th 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 from August 19th through August 28. Reviewers called “Murder in Green Meadows”  “A thoroughly satisfying thriller on all points.... Read More

Get ‘Shakespeared’ At Moline’s Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

July 30th, 2021
Get 'Shakespeared' At Moline's Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

Those crazy lads and ladies of The Late Nite Show are back with “Shakespeared” at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline on 5th Avenue. Improvisers present an all-new “lost” play by William Shakespeare. Blending classic iambic pentameter and vernacular vulgarity, this show is hilarious, not high brow. Come hither, peasants! Rated R for Raucous. Tickets are $10 online at theblackboxtheatre.com or get them at the door. Beverages available for a donation. So, come one, come all to “Shakespeared” July 31 at 7:30 pm.  Read More

‘Shakespeared’ Returning The Funny To Late Night At Moline’s Black Box Theatre

July 29th, 2021
'Shakespeared' Returning The Funny To Late Night At Moline's Black Box Theatre

Missing iambic pentameter? Then don’t miss improve with The Late Nite Show “Shakespeared” coming to The Black Box Theatre July 31 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available at theblackboxtheatre.com. “Shakespeared” is performed by the comedy crew behind GIT and the former Comedy Sportz in downtown Rock Island. All of their Late Nite Shows have moved to Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline, the new home for late night improvisational comedy in the Quad-Cities!    Read More