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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

`Much Ado About Nothing’ Deserves Much Ado About A Terrific Show

July 28th, 2016

With the warming weather comes the season of romance and with it, Genesius Guild and their amazing performance of the 400 year old romantic comedy, William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” under the stars in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park. Their outside theatre is both charming and comfortable. I attended their performance on July 23 and it was one of the greatest experiences of local culture I have ever had since moving to the Quad-Cities 23 years ago. Romance is a thing some humans not only obsess over, but some say we have a requirement to partake in. Love is the one true... Read More