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New Ground Show Explores the Lighter Side of Women’s Troubles: "Female Problems: A Musical" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 27 January 2004 18:00
Female problems. According to this musical by Nicole Hollander and Cheri Coons, we (as in women) have lots of them. Whether it’s ridding our closets of shoes, trying new hairstyles every month, loving our insufficient-but-tolerable husbands, or fretting over the weight gain from (gasp!) a piece of German chocolate cake, we have lots of important issues on our minds that require a lifetime of worry, tummy-tucks, and doctor visits.

 
Playcrafters' "Woman in Black" Provides Chills and Thrills PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 13 January 2004 18:00
A night of reviewing a theatrical production doesn’t usually leave me shuffling about the house in my pajamas, checking closets and under the bed for ghosts. But Susan Hill’s thriller Woman in Black at Playcrafters Barn Theatre was just chilling enough to send me scurrying under the safety of my bedspread, eyes shut tight to whatever roamed my imagination.

 
Opera@Augustana’s "Godspell" Offers Lively Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 09 December 2003 18:00
With bright, rainbow wardrobes and electric intensity, the 12-person Opera @ Augustana ensemble of Godspell resembled a contemporary (and Christian) version of Hair. The vibrant student actors last weekend filled Wallenberg Hall at Augustana College with the spirit of music and tromped about the stage praising God and engaging hundreds of audience members with optimistic songs.

 
New Ground Tries Something New: Romantic Comedy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 25 November 2003 18:00

With The Primitive opening this weekend, New Ground Theatre is doing something it’s never tried before, and director Chris Jansen is very excited. The Primitive “is a charming romantic comedy!” she said.

 
"The Guys" Commemorates, Benefits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 25 November 2003 18:00

When Zach Pethoud read the script of The Guys by Anne Nelson, he decided it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down. “I knew right away that if I didn’t direct it locally, someone else would,” he said. So the Bettendorf native gathered a cast, secured the Bettendorf High School auditorium stage, and worked hard to put together the Quad Cities premiere of the play, which will be presented weekends from December 6 to 14.

 
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