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Davenport Parks & Rec Fall Session Begins PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 14:55
Thrive this fall with the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation!
Fall Session begins September 10 - Sign up now!
Nothing kills a program quicker than everyone waiting until the last minute to register for it.  Please register well in advance of the registration deadline to make sure your favorite courses run!
Register at the River's Edge, 700 W River Dr. or

Ballet Quad Cities DRACULA Tickets NOW ON SALE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet QC   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:28

You don't want to miss the return of

Domingo Rubio as Dracula!


Ballet Quad Cities' 16th season begins with the return of Dracula on September 28th at 7:30pm and September 29th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm.  The production will be held at Moline's Scottish Rite Cathedral, the perfect setting for "Dracula's Castle".


The original choreography and music collage is by the company's resident choreographer Deanna Carter; the ballet loosely follows the Bram Stoker's piece of literature "Dracula".



Join us for Dancing With Dracula at The Landing,

1601 River Dr., Moline after the Saturday night (9/29)

performance (approximately 9:30pm)


Dracula performance tickets are on sale NOW

at The Landing!

Stop in ~ Cash, Check & Credit Cards are accepted.

With your ticket purchase, you will receive a

$5 gift card from The Landing.


To purchase Dracula perfomance tickets from

Ballet Quad Cities, or for more information,

call (309) 786-3779 or go to

our website:

Partners in Performance

Time is running out to be included in our annual giving opportunity.  Do you want to help support bringing live music to Ballet Quad Cities through our partnership with Orchestra Iowa?  Its easy!  All the information is included here:


You can become a Charter Member of the

Partners in Performance by pledging a minimum

of $100 by August 27, 2012.


Thank you for your consideration!

East West Riverfest
September 7 - 16, 2012

Ballet Quad Cities Performance:

American Dance to American Music: Bare Bones Ballet


Open Rehearsal with resident choreographer Deanna Carter and guest dancer in Dracula, Domingo Rubio on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 2 - 5pm (open house)


Location:  Ballet Quad Cities studios

613 17th St.

Rock Island, IL


$10 per person at the door to sit in and observe a professional ballet rehearsal.  Questions? Call (309) 786-3779


For more information about East West Riverfest, visit the website at:

ISU Extension Calendar beginning Sept 7, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Heitz   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:58

Riverside Theatre Opens 32nd Season With True West by Sam Shepard PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:40

Iowa City, IA – Riverside Theatre, Iowa City’s resident professional theatre, opens its 2012-2013 Season on Friday, September 7th with the explosive and acidly comical True West by Sam Shepard, directed by Ron Clark.

True West is about two brothers with a score to settle. Austin, an ambitious Hollywood screenwriter working on a potential million-dollar movie project and Lee, a desert drifter and a thief with a compulsion for six-packs and toasters, are reunited at their mother’s home while she is away and a struggle for dominance ensues.

True West is sibling rivalry on steroids,” said Director Ron Clark. “The two brothers could not be more different. They both despise and envy each other, which I think is always the foundation of sibling rivalry.”

True West is considered to be a modern American classic and Shepard is revered as one of the greatest living playwrights of our time.

True West features Iowa City actors Tim Budd as Austin and Sean Christopher Lewis as Lee.  Scot West of Chicago returns to Riverside as Saul Kimmer and Riverside Theatre Artistic Director Jody Hovland rounds out the cast as Mom.

“They’re the A-Team that brings the play to life,” Clark said. “It demands virtroso acting that can plumb the mysteries of the relationships. The turnabouts come fast and furious; the action is explosive.”

True West also features scenic design by Shawn Ketchum Johnson, lighting design by Courtney Schmitz Watson, costume design by Osean Perez, and sound design by Drew Bielinski. Jason Tipsword choreographs the fight work.

Since the scenic design includes numerous toasters, Riverside Theatre is seeking donations of two-slot, old-school toasters (working and non-working) for the production. Donated toasters will not be returned. Toasters may be dropped off at the Box Office at 213 N. Gilbert St, Noon - 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Tickets for True West, September 7 – September 30, are $15-$28 with discounts available for those over 60, those under 30, and youth. $15 students rush tickets are available on a first come first served basis 20 minutes before curtain. Tickets are available by phone at (319) 338-7672, online at or in person at the Riverside Theatre Box Office, located at 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA.


Photo information:

From left: Sean Christopher Lewis and Tim Budd in True West at Riverside Theatre, September 7 – September 30. Photo by Bob Goodfellow.

Performance Schedule

Friday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m.*

Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September at 23 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m.

*Talkback Sunday, September 9 - Stay after this performance to chat with company members and gain behind-the-scenes info about the play. Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Season-Opening Open House - Sunday, August 26, 2 - 4 p.m.

See behind the scenes before the season starts at the Riverside Theatre Open House. Start out in the Scene Shop, where sets for all the productions are built, and take a tour that includes the backstage area, the dressing room, and more. Refreshments will be provided. Enter the Scene Shop directly via the alley that runs behind the building/parking lot or go to the lobby. For more info, call 319-338-7672.

True West Thursday Theatre Talk - August 30, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

In Sam Shepard’s True West, dualities abound; there are two brothers, one a city guy, the other coming out of the desert; one is an upwardly mobile screenwriter in Hollywood, the other a drifter and a thief. But gradually they switch roles, and, indeed, in a number of well-known productions the leading actors have alternated as Austin and Lee. Join Miriam Gilbert and Harry Stecopoulos, University of Iowa Department of English, as they discuss Shepard’s play and its vision of America.


The Fox on the Fairway opens at The Old Creamery Theatre Sept. 6 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Friday, 24 August 2012 15:31

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Amana – It’s time once again for the annual golf tournament between rival country clubs. A large bet is wagered on the outcome with the winner seeming to be the one who can cheat the best. The rulebook goes out the window, while the laughs roll in during The Fox on the Fairway, a brand new comedy by Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo.

The Fox on the Fairway opens Thursday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage in Amana and runs through Oct. 7. The cast consists of Ryan Gaffney of Manchester, Amber Snyder of East Amana, Alan Knoll of St. Louis, Deborah Kennedy and Tom Milligan, both of West Amana and Marquetta Senters of South Amana.

Tickets for The Fox on the Fairway are $27 for adults and $17.50 for students. Show times are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome if seats are still available. Reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA (352-6262) or visit us online at Student rush tickets are $12. No reservations accepted for rush tickets. Come to the box office no earlier than 30 minutes before a performance for this special rate. Rated Theatre PG-13, The Fox on the Fairway will keep you howling until the last putt gets sunk!

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 41 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

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