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Well, Quad-Cities, What’s It REALLY Like To Be The Easter Bunny?

April 12th, 2020

Three African American children grilled me about why the Bunny was white. One of the children, no more than 8 years old, said, “This Bunny is out of touch with what’s going out there.” But I can’t talk; I can only animate. And that was my first day as the Easter Bunny. Yes, I was one of THOSE people. And by THOSE people, I mean I was one of the few, the underpaid, the sorta proud, who has donned the costume of the Easter Bunny for public appearances at everywhere from shopping malls to car dealerships to libraries and more. Where was I? Well, everywhere and nowhere,... Read More

Prairie Players Civic Theatre offer a different holiday treat this season!

December 14th, 2017

Taking a diversion from the usual holiday fare, the 102 year old organization will present David Sedaris’s The Santaland Diaries on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16. The Santaland Diaries chronicles David Sedaris’s experience as a worker in Macy’s Santaland display. This compact, one-character comedy is a hilarious – and heartwarming – cult classic, featuring comic encounters during the height of the holiday crunch. Directed by Prairie Players Civic Theatre’s very own Tristan Tapscott, the production will star Quad City actor and filmmaker Anthony Natarelli.... Read More

Sedaris’ ‘Seasons Greetings’ and ‘Santaland Diaries’ Coming To Galesburg

December 6th, 2017

Prairie Players Civic Theatre offer a different holiday treat this season! Taking a diversion from the usual holiday fair, the 102 year old organization will present David Sedaris’s Seasons Greetings and The Santaland Diaries on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16. In Season’s Greetings, Jocelyn Dunbar writes this dark version of a holiday newsletter. She opens with warm wishes to her readers and acknowledges their certain shock that after the tumultuous year that the Dunbars have had that Jocelyn would still produce a holiday newsletter. The Santaland Diaries chronicles David... Read More

Lunchbox opens up its bag of sketch comedy goodies this weekend

April 19th, 2016

The latest sketch comedy show in the Quad-Cities, “The Lunchbox: Live,” opens up its bag of goodies this weekend, offering short hits of comedic takes on various subjects from superheroes to politics to vaping – although perhaps all three could be included in one sketch if you see Hillary in a cape dipping to vape. You never know. You’ll have to show up to find out! “The Lunchbox: Live,” was created by local actor and comedian Anthony Natarelli. Natarelli has been a regular on The District Theatre and Speakeasy stages. He was last seen there as the transgender rocker, Hedwig, in “Hedwig... Read More

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