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Prenzie Players Present a Show Outta Nothin’!

July 25th, 2019

Are you a fan of Shakespeare? Do you enjoy watching live on-stage performances while helping local community theater groups? Then you cannot miss this memorable evening! The Prenzie Players will be gracing the stage this Saturday Jul 27 at the Quad City Theater Workshop, located at 1730 Wilkes Ave Davenport. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and a suggested donation of $15 can be paid at the door. What timeless and magnificent Shakespearean screenplay will you be enjoying? Good question! Also, a question that the on-stage actors won’t have an answer to until twenty-four hours prior to showtime! That’s... Read More

‘Little Prince’ Reigning At QC Theater Workshop

April 24th, 2019

“The Little Prince” is being crowned as the latest show from the Quad City Theater Workshop. One of children’s literature’s most timeless tales will enjoy a world-premiere presentation at the QC Theatre Workshop May 3 through 19, with the Davenport venue housing a brand-new stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s literary classic The Little Prince. Written by the Workshop’s Artistic Director Aaron Randolph III, whose scripts for A Green River and Broken also had their debuts with the company, The Little Prince promises to be a joyous experience... Read More

Peter and the Starcatcher Makes Its Q-C Debut

May 31st, 2017

Quad City Theatre Workshop in Davenport will open Peter and the Starcatcher–the last production of their current season–on Friday, June 2. The show tells the back story to Peter Pan in the most playful and endearing way. With a cast that packs a punch, audiences will be sad if they miss this star-catching production running June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and June 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. Admission is pay what it’s worth, following the performance. This will be the first local production of this highly-rated Broadway show. This show is about love, life, hope and it’s about being a kid... Read More

QCTW Seeking Entries For Playwriting Contest

December 13th, 2016

As a theatre based in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa, the QC Theatre Workshop believes in the importance of sharing and sustaining the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. To this end, the Workshop will produce the first annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Contest. Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1876. She was a journalist, author, actor and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. She founded the Provincetown Players, one of the first great American theatres, which launched the careers of such luminaries as Eugene O’Neil, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Theodore... Read More

QCTW Seeking Entries For Glaspell Playwriting Contest

November 23rd, 2016

As a theatre based in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa, the QC Theatre Workshop believes in the importance of sharing and sustaining the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. To this end, the Workshop will produce the first annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Contest. Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1876. She was a journalist, author, actor and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. She founded the Provincetown Players, one of the first great American theatres, which launched the careers of such luminaries as Eugene O’Neil, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Theodore... Read More

Rock Island Should Have Shopped Local With $15M Walmart Cash

September 7th, 2016
Sean Leary

To say Rock Island made a colossal error in wasting $15 million to woo Walmart to 11th Street is a stunning understatement. But what’s perhaps saddest and most pathetic about it is its irony. Rock Island, like thousands of other cities across the country, will, at least once a year, pay lip service and throw promotional money at “small business weeks” and hollow pitches to “shop local.” City officials should’ve heeded their own advice in this matter. Aside from the property owners who were able to hit a stunning jackpot on selling their failed and crumbling 11th Street businesses at... Read More

QCTW’s Telling of the Good Book Brings Great Laughs

April 19th, 2016

“The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged),” is far from any telling of the Bible you’ve ever heard, unless, of course, you’ve actually seen the show. Anyone who considers themselves a “theatre person” has seen, or at least knows of, the classic stage adaptations of the Bible in shows like “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Godspell,” “Children of Eden,” etc. This telling, written by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, throws caution to the wind and introduces comedy to an otherwise serious and wisdom-filled book. It also brings... Read More

QCTW’s ‘Big Meal’ A Scrumptious Plate of Pleasure and Pain

March 10th, 2016

The idea behind live theatre is to bring forth a form of art that captivates an audience allowing them to escape the monotony of daily life and immerse them in a new story. A successful creation brings out any and all emotion with a desire to leave an audience with an experience that lasts and connects with them on any level they deem necessary. In the QC Theatre Workshop’s production of “The Big Meal”, written by Dan LeFranc, these qualities are prevalent in rare form, leaving the daunting task of turning thoughts and emotions into words. The story itself leaves very little room for explanation... Read More

QC Theatre Workshop Serving Up ‘Big Meal’

March 3rd, 2016

Davenport’s QC Theatre Workshop is serving up a “big meal” for its first gig of 2016. The group is presenting the local premiere of Dan LeFranc’s acclaimed comedy/drama “The Big Meal,” with shows running at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19, and 3 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20. Doors open a half hour before each performance, and due to the play’s adult themes and language, parental guidance is recommended. An epic presentation following the personal journeys of four generations of family members, LeFranc’s 2011 work was called “sharp and stunning,... Read More

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