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Prenzie Players Presenting ‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’

March 2nd, 2020

Prenzie Players are presenting The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher beginning March 27 at QCTW, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport. This little-known collaboration between William Shakespeare and John Fletcher is based on Chaucer’s “Knight’s Tale.” Devoted cousins, Palamon and Arcite, knights at arms, are captured in battle and imprisoned. From their prison window, both men lay eyes on Emilia, a beautiful Amazon, and immediately declare their love for her. Meanwhile, the jailer’s daughter proclaims her love for Palamon and determines to win his love in return. Matters... Read More

Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare and Prenzie Players

November 13th, 2019

Want to make Merry? The Prenzies do. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730 Wilkes... Read More

Prenzies Ready To Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare

October 29th, 2019

Ready to make Merry? The Prenzies are. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730... Read More

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

A Tempest Is Brewing At Genesius Guild

June 14th, 2019

The Genesius Guild will present The Tempest by Shakespeare on June 15, 16, 22, and 23. Performances start at 8:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Classic Theatre in Rock Island. Admission is free. The Tempest is thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote without collaborating with other authors. Beneath the comic themes about a ship crew stranded on the enchanted island, the show explores themes of family, betrayal, and forgiveness. Many scholars believe that Shakespeare wrote himself into this work. Prospero, the magician at the center of the show, engineers events to create the world... Read More

True Merch: ‘Merchant of Venice’ Coming To Town

July 11th, 2018

The Genesius Guild will present “The Merchant of Venice,” opening on Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Park, Rock Island, IL. The production will also be performed Sunday, July 15 and the following weekend, July 21 and July 22 at 8 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public. “The Merchant of Venice” is a play often studied in high school and college, but rarely performed onstage in the United States. The script includes some challenging content, but its powerful message about how humans treat people from different backgrounds remains highly relevant today. While... Read More

Genesius Guild Kicks Off Theater In Lincoln Park This Weekend

June 13th, 2018

It’s not summer without Genesius Guild, and the venerable local theater company begins its latest round of theater in the park shows this weekend after debuting its performance schedule with Ballet Quad Cities’ Ballet Under the Stars in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park last weekend. The 2018 summer series includes nineteen performances of five productions, including ballet, Shakespeare, and classic Greek drama. All performances are offered free of charge in Lincoln Park, Rock Island. It is the only community program of its kind in the country (www.genesius.org). Shows always begin at 8 p.m. This... Read More

Prenzies Shake Up A Play In One Day

January 20th, 2018

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 Jan 20 at the Quad City Theater Workshop, located at 1730 Wilkes Ave Davenport. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is $10 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 right, these wild and crazy... Read More

Coriolanus Is A Must-See!

March 30th, 2017

If you are a fan of Shakespere, Ancient Rome, or stage combat, Prenzie Players “Coriolanus” is a play you will definitely not want to miss. One of my professors at Augustana College is a performer in this production and he was able to give me a summary of the play, what role(s) he is cast in, and why people should come see it. “The story revolves around the proud noble (patrician) Roman Coriolanus, who is a courageous and skilled war leader, but also hates the common people (plebeians). It is the early Republic, with civic unrest and intense social conflict between rich and poor. Opposition... Read More

Prenzies Present Shakespeare ‘As You Like It’

December 15th, 2016

On Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., the lights of the QC Theater dimmed till only a single spotlight was shining. It was then that the members of Prenzie Players began telling their interpretation of William Shakespeare’s comedy play “As You Like It.” The audience was engaged the moment the play began with storyline details, an intense physical altercation, and the words of Shakespeare, with a few modern-day comments, tying it all together. It wasn’t long before the audience was splitting their sides in laughter. There was never a dull moment among these Players. “As You Like It” follows... Read More

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