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‘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

Community Barn Sale at Playcrafters Barn Theatre

August 14th, 2020
Community Barn Sale at Playcrafters Barn Theatre

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is having its very first Community Barn Sale and they need your help! Community Barn Sale will take place this Saturday Aug 15 and Sunday Aug 16 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue Moline). Bring your stuff (old stuff, new stuff, red stuff, blue stuff) to sell 6 feet apart in the Barn parking lot! Only $20 for a space! This money will be donated back to Playcrafters to alleviate the stress of their bills. It is asked that all vendors bring their own tables. Playcrafters will be selling vintage clothes and costume pieces ranging from $1-$10.... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 9th: Hot Air Balloons, Floatzilla, Live Music and MORE!

August 9th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 9th: Hot Air Balloons, Floatzilla, Live Music and MORE!

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’ll 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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Playcrafters Barn Theatre Presents ‘Their Town’

March 4th, 2020
Playcrafters Barn Theatre Presents 'Their Town'

Their Town Mar 6 – 8 and 13 – 15 Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue Moline) Rated PG-13 for Brief Language and Sexuality Dramedy Directed by: Elizabeth Melville Emily is in a relationship where neither person knows how to leave. Mike is working in a dying industry at a failing company. Cierra’s ex-husband took the car. Bernard can’t get the remote to work. Inspired by the classic ‘Our Town,’ this play examines life, love, and death in the new century. What’s changed in the last century? What hasn’t? Funny, sad, frustrating- Their Town is life in the quiet parts of America. Performance... Read More

Looking for fun in the Quad Cities this week? Check out FUN10!

March 1st, 2020
Looking for fun in the Quad Cities this week? Check out FUN10!

Whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking for some entertainment in your own backyard, the Quad-Cities is full of fun activities this week and every week! Live concerts? Local theatre? Comedy? Art? We’ve got it all! And in that spirit, QuadCities.com proudly presents our latest new feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll 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... Read More

Have some Bazaar! Fun at Playcrafters Barn Theatre

August 24th, 2019
Have some Bazaar! Fun at Playcrafters Barn Theatre

It is that time of year again for the Playcrafters Barn Theatre Bazaar! This year’s Annual Bazaar! Kid’s Carnival will take place this Sunday Aug 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue Moline). Bring the entire family out for craft vendors, carnival games, raffles, bake sale, lemonade stand, a bounce house and a DUNK TANK! New this year is a Pie Eating Contest, as well! Signs ups will take place prior to the contest. Tickets will be sold at the event for the all attractions and games and there will be a small entry fee for the pie eating contest. For more... Read More