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Don't Miss Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work at Riverside Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:51

Iowa City, IA –Don’t miss the fun and excitement of Walking the Wire, Riverside Theatre’s annual festival of original monologues, which will bring to the stage a wide variety of crazy situations as part of this year’s theme, This Will Never Work.

Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work opens Friday, March 2 and runs through Sunday, March 11, for 7 performances only. The show is directed by Jody Hovland and sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies.

With over 100 submissions from across the U.S. and beyond, the dozen monologues in the show reflect a diverse range of original work.

The 12 playwrights whose work will be presented are: Brent Boyd (North Hollywood, CA); Dave Carley (Toronto, ON); Ron Clark (Iowa City); Mark Harvey Levine (Pasadena, CA); Deborah Magid (Cleveland Heights, OH); Gordon Mennenga (Iowa City); Mike Moran (Mount Vernon); Amanda Petefish-Schrag (Maryville, MO); Gwendolyn Rice (Madison, WI); Janet Schlapkohl (Iowa City); Jen Silverman (Astoria, NY); and Amy White (Mount Vernon).

Three area writers, Clark, Moran and Schlapkohl, will perform their own work, with an additional cast of local actors including Tim Budd, David Busch, Fannie Hungerford, Katherine Smith, and Jessica Wilson.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for 60 and over/30 and under, $15 for youth (18 and under).

Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (319) 338-7672. The Riverside Theatre Box Office is located at 213 N Gilbert St, Iowa City. Box office hours are: 12 – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 1 hour before performances.


Adler Theatre - What's at the Adler? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 February 2012 16:25
Riverdance - Encore Performance
Tuesday, March 6; 7:30 pm
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Grigorovich Ballet presents Legends of Russian Ballet
Friday, March 9; 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 10; 3:00 pm
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Damn Yankees
Friday, March 23; 7:30 pm
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Join Us! Rivermont Collegiate Info Nights PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Chamberlain   
Monday, 27 February 2012 14:43
Discover the Difference:

Middle & Upper School at

Upper School (Grades 9-12) Info Night

Tuesday, February 28th - 6:00 p.m.

Middle School (Grades 6-8) Info Night

Tuesday, March 6th - 6:00 p.m.

Why Middle & Upper School at Rivermont?

Challenging curriculum with a wide variety of AP & Independent Study options Broad spectrum of electives, extra-curricular activities & athletics Comprehensive advising system & individualized college counseling 100% of graduates are accepted to 4-year colleges & universities

These events are open to the community. Join us to explore Rivermont - no pressure, just information!

For more information and to RSVP:
Rachel Chamberlain, Director of Admission & Marketing, (563) 359-1366 ext. 302 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Events will be held on the Rivermont campus, located directly off 18 th Street behind K&K Hardware in Bettendorf.


1821 Sunset Drive - Bettendorf, IA 52722 -

The Quad Cities’ only private, independent, nonsectarian, multicultural college-prep school, serving students in preschool through grade 12.

Riverside to host talk at ICPL on The Merchant of Venice’s Shylock PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sarah Burnett   
Friday, 24 February 2012 15:25

Iowa City, IA – Riverside Theatre will host the first in a series of special events related to its upcoming summer Festival production of The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The lecture and presentation by Shakespearean scholar and UI English professor Miriam Gilbert, titled “Shakespeare and ‘the likeness of a Jew’ Shylock, Fagin and Disraeli” will take place at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn St, in Meeting Room A. The event is free and open to the public.


Shylock is one of Shakespeare's most famous—and most controversial—characters.  During this presentation Gilbert will ask, is he a knife-wielding villain or a misunderstood victim?  The talk will also examine how our view of Shylock has been influenced by figures from literature, from history, and from his various stage representations.


Riverside Theatre is receiving support from the National Endowment for the Arts for The Merchant of Venice and accompanying audience education and outreach efforts related to the theme of “the other” in the play.


Events featuring experts, scholars, community and religious leaders, aimed at confronting and countering notions of anti-Semitism, as well as additional types of other-focused hatred and prejudices will be presented this spring. Watch the Riverside Theatre website, for more information.


In addition to The Merchant of Venice, this summer’s Festival will include a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The plays will run in rotation from June 15 through July 8, 2012. The Merchant of Venice and As You Like It will be performed at the Riverside Festival Stage in Lower City Park. This outdoor venue is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and contains 472 permanent seats. Tickets for the Festival will go on sale in late spring. For more information go to or call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672.


Moline High School's Dessert Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Friday, 24 February 2012 14:56
To celebrate the AMAZING accomplishments of Moline High School’s speech and drama team, Encore! is hosting the annual Dessert Theatre THIS Friday, February 24 at 7:30 in the MHS cafeteria.

Donations of $5 will be taken at the door.  Attendees will receive a drink, an array of fantastic desserts and a fabulous show featuring the STATE winners.

PIR (Performance In the Round): "The Legacy Quilt" FIRST PLACE in the STATE

Original Oratory: "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", Jenna Pautsch, SECOND PLACE in the STATE

Humorous Duet Acting: "Gutenberg the Musical", Alex Haifa and Peter David McNaught, SIXTH PLACE in the STATE

Other Encore! members will also be performing. The media is invited to see the show and interview the actors and the coach.

Moline's Encore team has annually sent competitors to the IHSA State Speech tournament since 2009.  Encore's Performance in the Round (PIR) has been Regional Champion every year since 2009, while also garnering the Sectional Campion title over the last 3 years.  In 2011, their PIR took the title of State Runner-Up.

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