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‘Some Girls’ Brings Controversy, Heat To Playcrafters

May 24th, 2018

The controversial and risqué romantic drama and dark comedy “Some Girls,” by provocative author Neil LaBute, will be performed at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday, May 24-26 at Playcrafters Barn Theater, 4950 35th Ave. The show, Starring Adam Cerny, Sydney Dexter, Alex Richardson, Pamela Crouch and Alice Guzman, involves a writer whose career is blossoming, who is celebrating as his beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by his side, who gets nervous and starts calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man’s odyssey through four hotel rooms,... Read More

The ‘Rumors’ Are True: This Show Is Hilarious

March 16th, 2017

The reason the wheels were so well-greased on Playcrafter’s Barn Theater’ production of Rumors for several reasons: a.) The characters weren’t particularly likable, b.) the actors playing the characters are likable, and c.) Their Comic Timing Was So Crisp! Written by Neil Simon, and directed by Alex Richardson, Rumors is about hoity toity New Yorkers of the social class that can afford to enjoy the finer things, but are susceptible to bad behavior. As I got to know Ken, Len, Glenn, Ernie, Claire, Cookie, Cassie and Chris, I thought of Billy Joel’s “Big Shot.”... Read More

Playcrafters’ ‘Steel Magnolias’ Is Sweet And Strong

January 27th, 2017

The most powerful dramas come with a healthy dose of comedy. And I might add the most powerful dramas have at least as many laughs as tears. I saw Fried Green Tomatoes with my mom and my grandma when I was ten. Forrest Gump, My Girl, Big Fish, How to Make An American Quilt, these are all dramatic stories. Tearjerkers. And yet… every one of them had long, satisfying stretches of laugh-out-loud humor. Steel Magnolias joins that club. I saw it with my dad at Playcrafter’s Barn Theater yesterday. A play by Robert Harling, which was adapted into a movie in 1989 with Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field,... Read More

Steel Magnolias In Bloom At Playcrafters

January 19th, 2017

If you have ever been a fan of Robert Harling’s stage play “Steel Magnolias,” then here is your chance to see it again, or maybe for the first time, at Playcrafters Barn Theater. On Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22, Playcrafters will be performing their second weekend of this production. You can view the event facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420768954611955/ Playcrafters Barn Theater is located at 4950 35th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. Show times for Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday showing is at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be... Read More

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