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Last Chance To Give Your Verdict On ’21 Angry Jurors’ At Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre

November 11th, 2022
Last Chance To Give Your Verdict On '21 Angry Jurors' At Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre

It’s your last chance to give your verdict on Playcrafters Barn Theatre’s “12 Angry Jurors” by Reginald Rose with a stage version by Sherman L. Sergel and directed by Mike Schulz this weekend! The last shows are this weekend, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM Sunday at 3 PM! 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... Read More

‘Sylvia’ Howls This Weekend At Moline’s Playcrafters’ Barn Theatre

October 6th, 2022
'Sylvia' Howls This Weekend At Moline's Playcrafters' Barn Theatre

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 sight,... Read More

Dog Sees God Auditions April 2 and 3

March 30th, 2022
Dog Sees God Auditions April 2 and 3

Playcrafters Barn Theatre will be holding auditions for the darkly comic Dog Sees God April 2 and April 3. Dog Sees God By Bert Royal Directed by Jay Megan Sushka Audition Times: April 2nd 2-4 PM April 3rd 4-6 PM Performance Dates: June 3-5, June 10-12 Rehearsals will begin in May and will be scheduled based on actors’ availability. Actors should come prepared to cold-read from the script. A dark comedic coming-of-age tale surrounding a cast of familiar characters. The Peanuts gang are all in high school and, with the death of his beloved beagle, C.B finds himself tackling adult topics. As... Read More

Go Down The ‘Rabbit Hole’ With Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre This Weekend

March 18th, 2022
Go Down The 'Rabbit Hole' With Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre This Weekend

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

The Odd Couple Hits Playcrafters Stage February 18!

January 27th, 2022
The Odd Couple Hits Playcrafters Stage February 18!

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is excited to be presenting “The Odd Couple,” running February 18-20 & 25-27, Friday & Saturday 7:30PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are only $15 ($13 Military/Senior) and are now available at Playcrafters.com!  Read More

‘The Odd Couple’ Coming To Moline’s Playcrafters; Auditions Saturday And Sunday

December 2nd, 2021
'The Odd Couple' Coming To Moline's Playcrafters; Auditions Saturday And Sunday

Playcrafters Barn Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, directed by Teresa Moore (most recently seen on Playcrafters’ stage in “Marie and Rosetta”) on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. Performance dates are Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 25-27, 2022. “The Odd Couple” tells the classic story of two very different friends — the neurotic, super neat Felix Ungar and the relaxed, super sloppy Oscar Madison — learning to live together as roommates. Roles... Read More

Playcrafters Announces 2022 Director Slate, Commitment to Diversity

December 2nd, 2021
Playcrafters Announces 2022 Director Slate, Commitment to Diversity

Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline has announced its lineup of shows for their 2022 season, along with the directors. The season consists of eight productions in two series, running from February to November 2022. The productions are: The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, Feb. 18-20, 25-27; Mainstage production directed by Teresa A. Moore. Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, March 18-20, 25-27; Barn Owl production directed by Jaclyn Marta. A Murder Is Announced adapted by Leslie Darbon from Agatha Christie’s novel, May 6-8, 13-15; Mainstage production directed by Madelyn Dorta. Dog Sees God by... Read More

Playcrafters Barn Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘The Odd Couple’

November 26th, 2021
Playcrafters Barn Theatre Holding Auditions For 'The Odd Couple'

Playcrafters Barn Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, directed by Teresa Moore (most recently seen on Playcrafters’ stage in “Marie and Rosetta”) on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. Performance dates are Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 25-27, 2022. “The Odd Couple” tells the classic story of two very different friends — the neurotic, super neat Felix Ungar and the relaxed, super sloppy Oscar Madison — learning to live together as roommates. Roles... Read More

Moline’s Playcrafters Theatre Offers Relevant Lessons Today from ‘30s-Era “Piano Lesson”

July 15th, 2021
Moline's Playcrafters Theatre Offers Relevant Lessons Today from ‘30s-Era “Piano Lesson”

An August playwright has a July drama opening this weekend at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. While the Pulitzer-winning “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson (1945-2005) is set in the 1930s of The Great Depression, its discordant, clashing notes resolve in peaceful harmony that carry forceful lessons for our fractious times today. Directed by Kermit Thomas of Moline, part of Wilson’s epic “American Century Cycle,” in “The Piano Lesson,” it’s 1936, and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an... Read More

Playcrafters Director, Playwright Closely Identify With Bullying in New Play

May 31st, 2021
Playcrafters Director, Playwright Closely Identify With Bullying in New Play

Playcrafters Barn Theatre’s first production in 15 months, the new drama “Princeton’s Rage,” is deeply personal for both its Quad-Cities playwright and director. In the Don Faust play (rated R for language and adult content), Princeton Yale left his hometown of Chicago over 30 years ago, turning his back on an abusive past at the hands of his high school classmates and never looking back. But through a series of happenstances, Princeton’s past comes to pay him a visit, in the form of one of his former tormentors, Reece “Rage” Johnson, and more than just talk about “the... Read More