Quad City Music Guild presents “Matilda: The Musical” with a show tonight at 2:00 pm at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline on August 15th.
Tickets are $ 16 adults / $ 11 children.
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s twisted genius, Matilda The Musical by Roald Dahl’s Tony Award is the captivating masterpiece by the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the childhood anarchy, imagination and inspiring story of a girl dreaming of a better life. With a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to delight sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Playcrafters Barn Theater continues its barn owl season with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma, an original drama by Jim Sederquist, Bettendorf. The show will be on through August 22nd at the Barn Theater, 4950 35th Ave., Moline.
Joe loves his community and the factory his grandfather built from the ground up. When Joe finds out that the current owner of the factory is embezzling millions of dollars from the state and Joe takes the blame, Joe decides to take an unusual route: he makes the fraud even bigger.
Jackie is a star fraud investigator but frustrated with office politics. When she stumbles upon something big that happens to be the wrong time of year, she is forced not to ask questions. But that doesn’t stop them from doing research.
How does it end for Joe? For Jackie? And how are cell phones, yoga and a rolling
Whiteboard kept in a bathroom? Find out in The Whistleblower’s Dilemma.
On Fridays and Saturdays the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Entrance matinees are at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations can be made by calling the Playcrafters box office at 309-762-0330 or by visiting www.playcrafters.com.
General admission is $ 12, and military and senior admission is $ 10. All spectators must wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status.
Blackbox Theater debuts new thriller
Douglas Post’s psychological thriller Murder in Green Meadows opens on August 19th at the Blackbox Theater in Moline. The original production received six Emmy nominations when it was shown on television with the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago. Black Box’s production consists of James Driscoll, Jenny Winn, Jonathan Grafft and Lora Adams and is directed by Jacqueline Isaacson. Set design by Adams with construction by Michael Kopriva. Production runs from August 19th to August 28th.
Reviewers called “Murder in Green Meadows” “A satisfactory thriller on all counts. Four stars. “—WMAQ-TV.” A web of deception, sex, murder and mind games is spun while two suburban couples discover their darker side. “- Chicago grandstand.” A mischievously manipulative psychological thriller … a well-made detective story … it captivates yours Attention like a leash. “- Windy City Times.” A screaming hit … a tightly constructed plot … the people are the action. “-Portsmouth News.” This story of lust and death in the ‘ideal’ home is sure to become a classic. “- Southampton Daily Echo.
When choosing the show for the season, Co-Founder Adams said, “It’s not that you don’t know who did it, but that you find out why.”
The plot reveals that Thomas Devereaux (Driscoll), a successful architect and local contractor, and his beautiful wife Joan (Winn) have just moved into their dream home in the quiet suburb of Green Meadows when they are visited by their new neighbors. Carolyn and Jeff Symons, and a friendship quickly develops between the two couples. But under the cool, Central American exterior, something is really fishy. A previous sexual relationship is revealed, as is the fact that Thomas learned of the infidelity and may have murdered his wife’s mistress. Then, one summer evening, after Symon’s departure for a friendly game of cards, Thomas lets Joan know that he is aware of her new delusion and that his violent, possessive nature shows up. What follows is a diabolical conspiracy that is further intensified by the final showdown between a murderer and an injured widow.
Tickets for Thursday night are $ 13, and all other performances are $ 16. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com.
Alternating currents in quad cities!
Alternating current is buzzing in the Quad-Cities from August 19th to 22nd! The event is 100% FREE. Cost: $ 0.
Downtown Davenport will be full of energy as over 20 venues host more than 100 performances, demonstrations and art events.
We encourage you to explore places and find what you love. The festival is located in the heart of Downtown Davenport, where you’ll find dozens of restaurants, shops, bars, and more alongside our official venues!
YOU create your schedule + your weekend + your festival experience!
This event is made possible by the generosity of GreenState Credit Union and the Regional Development Authority.
The Alternating Currents Festival looks forward to a fun and safe event in the Quad Cities. We are closely monitoring current CDC guidelines and information from the local Department of Health regarding the status of COVID-19 in the area. As with any public place where people are, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. We encourage attendees to wear masks in all indoor public areas and participate in festival activities that are convenient for you. Every single facility sets the COVID-19 guidelines for their business. For a full list of venue guidelines, visit www.alternatingcurrents.com
For more information on current mask guidelines and the spread of COVID-19, contact the Center for Disease Control or the Scott and Rock Island Counties Health Authorities.