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“Black Nativity” Presented at Playcrafters in Moline

December 10th, 2022
“Black Nativity” Presented at Playcrafters in Moline

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is excited to welcome back Creative Resources for the Langston Hughes musical, “Black Nativity.” The musical retells the classic Nativity story with an all Black cast. Traditional Christmas carols are sung in gospel style, with a few songs created specifically for the show. It was one of the first plays written by an African American and performed Off-Broadway in 1961. The show has successfully toured Europe. It is performed in numerous cities throughout the United States annually. The musical includes scenes of reverence, joy, and jubilation. Performances will be... Read More

“12 Angry Jurors” Opens November 4 at Playcrafters

November 4th, 2022
“12 Angry Jurors” Opens November 4 at Playcrafters

Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents “12 Angry Jurors” by Reginald Rose with a stage version by Sherman L. Sergel and directed by Mike Schulz. The trial of a 19-year-old man for the fatal stabbing of his father has just concluded. It looks like an open-and-shut case; that is until one of the jurors takes a look at the facts in a new way. Evidence is re-examined, tempers get short, and arguments grow heated as issues become personal, with each juror revealing his or her own character. As the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new threat of violence breaks out,... Read More

“Sylvia” Rolling Into Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre This Weekend

September 30th, 2022
“Sylvia” Rolling Into Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre This Weekend

Looking to find a show that isn’t a real dog? But one that is about a real dog? Well, Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney September 30-October 9! After 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan. His career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as an English teacher is opening up to new opportunities. One day, Greg brings home a stray dog he found in the park – or, more accurately, one that found him – bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her tag. It is love between man and dog at first... Read More

Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theater Hosts ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ July 15-17

July 14th, 2022
Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theater Hosts 'A Raisin in the Sun' July 15-17

Playrcafters Barn Theatre is proud to present “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansbury this July! Directed by Gaye Shannon Burnett, “A Raisin in the Sun” will play the famed Moline barn July 15-17! Set on Chicago’s South Side, the story revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within the Younger family. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago, while her son, Walter Lee, a chauffeur, yearns to buy a liquor store and be his own man, and his sister Beneatha wants to go... Read More

Find Out Awesome Things To Do In Illinois And Iowa With Your Weekly FUN10!

July 10th, 2022
Find Out Awesome Things To Do In Illinois And Iowa With Your Weekly 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! Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week’s FUN10!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... Read More

Playcrafters Raising the Roof with Guys In Ties

April 9th, 2022
Playcrafters Raising the Roof with Guys In Ties

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is excited to welcome the incredibly funny AND incredibly talented G.I.T. Improv troupe to their stage on April 23rd at 7 PM as they will be helping the community theatre raise money for their “Raise the Roof” campaign! Playcrafters’ roof began failing seriously while we shut down in 2020. It needs to be replaced, and as you can imagine, replacing a gambrel roof of this size is a very expensive project. Insurance will only cover replacing less than half the roof (parts damaged by winds in 2020); they have raised a few thousand beyond that amount but, when reopened... Read More

‘Just Desserts,’ Alice Cooper, The Rodeo And More In The Illinois And Iowa FUN10

March 27th, 2022
'Just Desserts,' Alice Cooper, The Rodeo And More In The Illinois And Iowa 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

Fall Down the Rabbit Hole March 18

March 12th, 2022
Fall Down the Rabbit Hole March 18

Playcrafter’s Barn Theatre in Moline will present Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire March 18-27! Directed by Jaclyn Marta, Rabbit Hole revolves around Becca and Howie Corbett, who have everything a family could want until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rabbit Hole follows a seemingly picture-perfect family through the grieving process, detailing how the death impacts everyone involved: the parents, the grandmother, the aunt, and the accidental perpetrator of the tragedy,... Read More

Auditions For Murder This Weekend

March 5th, 2022
Auditions For Murder This Weekend

Playcrafters Barn Theatre will be holding auditions today from 2-4 PM and tomorrow from 4-6 PM for “A Murder Is Announced” by Leslie Darbon, adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel, directed by Madelyn Dorta. Actors should come prepared to cold- read from the script, all levels of experience are encouraged to try out, as well as people from all races and ethnicities. If you’re interested in helping them out backstage you can still come to auditions to meet the director, Madelyn Dorta, and let her know what you’re interested in helping with. They are always looking for volunteers... Read More

Moline’s Playcrafters Holding Auditions For ‘Rabbit Hole’

December 28th, 2021
Moline's Playcrafters Holding Auditions For 'Rabbit Hole'

Playcrafters Barn Theatre will be casting RABBIT HOLE January 8 and 9! Rabbit Hole By David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Jaclyn Marta Audition Times: January 8th 2-4PM January 9th 4-6PM Performance Times: March 18-20, March 25-27 Friday & Saturday 7:30PM and Sunday 3PM Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will begin in February and will be scheduled based on actors’ availability. Show Description: We follow the aftermath of a horrible tragedy- a young child’s death. We watch how this seemingly picture-perfect family is going through the grieving process, as well as how death impacts... Read More