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“To Kill a Mockingbird” Opens May 16 at The Black Box

April 20th, 2024
“To Kill a Mockingbird” Opens May 16 at The Black Box

Almost a year after their home on Main Street shuttered in the unfortunate collapse of the Davenport Hotel building, The Mockingbird flies once more to present Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the play immerses us in a simpler time as the children play outside in the summer, act out stories and muse about their mysterious... Read More

Black Hawk College Hosting Mockingbird’s “The Glass Menagerie”

July 13th, 2023
Black Hawk College Hosting Mockingbird’s “The Glass Menagerie”

The Mockingbird on Main will present Tennessee Williams’ classic memory play, “The Glass Menagerie,” at the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus on July 7-8 and July 13-15. The Mockingbird on Main’s theatre was located on the first floor of the building that collapsed May 28 in Davenport, Iowa. The 40-seat theatre has been closed since the collapse, and as the building has been torn down, The Mockingbird is in search of a new home. BHC alum Tristan Tapscott and his wife, Savannah Strandin, started The Mockingbird on Main in 2021 as an arts incubator and performance space for the Quad Cities.... Read More

Powerful “Apples in Winter” Hits The Mockingbird Stage This Weekend

January 27th, 2023
Powerful “Apples in Winter” Hits The Mockingbird Stage This Weekend

We Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime while in the grips of withdrawal. It was violent and terrifying and resulted in the deaths of two teenagers who did not deserve to die in such a violent and terrifying way. Robert was caught, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder and has been sitting on death row ever since. In seven hours the state will execute him. As is the tradition, Robert is granted a last meal. His request: a slice of his mother’s apple pie. This is a play about monsters and the mothers of monsters. And about how we care for each other. And... Read More

New Version of “A Christmas Carol” Closes Tonight

December 17th, 2022
New Version of “A Christmas Carol” Closes Tonight

The Mockingbird’s new adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” will bring the world of Charles Dickens to life with a new whacky experience! It’s time for KSTT Davenport’s annual radio presentation of “A Christmas Carol” and a snow storm is about to ruin everything! If it can go wrong it does as two former vaudeville stars and a frazzled stage manager stumble to finish the world’s most beloved holiday tale! Written and Directed by Mockingbird co-founder Tristan Tapscott and Doug Kutzli, the show will feature the comedic stylings of Jeremy Littlejohn, Bradley Robert Jensen and Taylor... Read More

“Their Town” Hits the Stage in Downtown Davenport

September 24th, 2022
“Their Town” Hits the Stage in Downtown Davenport

“Their Town” is now playing at The Mockingbird On Main in Downtown Davenport! Inspired by Thorton Wilder’s classic, “Our Town,” “Their Town” presents life, marriage, and death in a small midwestern town. A day and a night go by as people just try to get by in the new century.  Written and directed by Alexander Richardson, “Their Town” was previously presented by Playcrafter’s Barn Theatre a week before the pandemic shutdown began in 2020. Richardson completed an extensive rewrite in 2021 that will debut on The Mockingbird stage. “Their Town” will hit The Mockingbird... Read More

One-Off Slates Auditions for “Civil” August 27

August 21st, 2022
One-Off Slates Auditions for “Civil” August 27

One-off Theatrical Productions will hold auditions for CIVIL, by Rob Matsushita and directed by Eric Teeter, on Saturday, August 27, from 2 – 5 pm at The Mockingbird On Main. Director Eric Teeter is seeking the following: CURSOR: any gender, any ethnicity, any age RED: male presenting, any ethnicity, any age ORANGE: female presenting, any ethnicity, any age BLUE: male presenting, any ethnicity, any age GREEN: female presenting, any ethnicity, any age If you are unable to attend the audition, you can submit a video audition to oneoffqc@gmail.com. The subject of the email should be CIVIL... Read More

Davenport’s Your Better Self Closes July 16

July 16th, 2022
Davenport’s Your Better Self Closes July 16

Two old friends want what the other has: wealth or love. Both are pretending to be someone they’re not. That’s the premise of The Mockingbird on Main’s next premiere – Alexander Richardson’s Your Better Self – closing July 16! The Mockingbird on Main, an arts incubator dedicated to the presentation of new works, is thrilled to be bringing yet another world premiere to Downtown Davenport. Richardson’s new play deals with the wealthy Zenola Goodrich who feels lacking in the love department, and Antoinette Caldwell who married for love and lives in poverty. After a chance... Read More

Mockingbird Slates Auditions for Their Town

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Slates Auditions for Their Town

The Mockingbird on Main will hold auditions for Alexander Richardson’s Their Town on Saturday, June 25 at 11am at their venue located at 320 North Main Street in Downtown Davenport. Their Town, previously presented with an earlier draft of the script at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, concerns a small town in a fly-over state whose residents experience life, love, and death in the new century. Emily has no direction in her life. Mike is working at a failing company in a dying industry. Cierra’s ex-husband took the car and won’t give it back. Bernard can’t get the remote... Read More

Pants Labyrinth Opens May 27

May 21st, 2022
Pants Labyrinth Opens May 27

The Haus Of Ruckus launches their 2022 season at The Mockingbird On Main with a new show – PANTS LABYRINTH – opening May 27! Pants Labyrinth By Calvin Vo and T.J. Green When he loses his tuxedo pants before a friends’ wedding Fungus and Johnny are thrust into an adventure of mythic proportions, as they dare to venture into the pants labyrinth. There they must face off against a rascally puppet , an oracle with an unreasonable copay, a Minotaur with a flair for pants and disco dancing, and as close to beejees music we can get without paying royalties. Showdates May 27th-29th and... Read More

Mystery Comes to Davenport’s The Mockingbird April 8

April 4th, 2022
Mystery Comes to Davenport's The Mockingbird April 8

The Mockingbird on Main will present the premiere of the murder mystery, Murder at Mistwell Manor opening April 8! What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation! The doctor. The Hollywood starlet. The manor’s caretaker. The detective. And two dead bodies. Suspicions run wild as Detective Walters hurries to solve the case before another drops dead. This fast paced original work reveals a twist or 3 before racing to a conclusion the audience never sees coming. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, Murder at Mistwell Manor features Eric Teeter as... Read More