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Theatre
Quad City Arts Welcomes Controversial Absurdist Playwright PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 15 March 2005 18:00
Edward Albee, author of the play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will be visiting the Quad Cities April 8 and 9 for a Quad City Arts Cary Grant Residency. Albee will be presenting two public lectures and a pair of seminars.

 
Famous Castaways Return in Gilligan Musical PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 01 March 2005 18:00
In episode 72 of Gilligan’s Island, Hollywood director Harold Hecuba pays a visit and the castaways stage a musical version of Hamlet to try to impress him. For Michael King, who has watched all 98 episodes of the show multiple times, that plotline is a metaphor.

 
The Magic and Pain of Storytelling: New Ground Theatre's "The Drawer Boy" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 01 March 2005 18:00
The Drawer Boy, opening this weekend at New Ground Theatre, is not only an emotional journey through the suppressed memories of two old farmers and a unique observation of the art of storytelling; it also plays an important role in contemporary Canadian theatre history.

 
Shakespeare Without the Poetry PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 01 February 2005 18:00

Augustana’s production of Storm & Stress (a.k.a. Sturm und Drang) is “an opportunity for local audiences to see a play that they will likely never see anywhere else,” said Jeff Coussens, director of the college’s Theatre Arts Program.

 
Go, Go, Go – to "Joseph"!: "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 18 January 2005 18:00
When I was in seventh grade, my chorus class took a charter bus up to Chicago to see Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. From a row near the back of the theatre, I watched the vibrant speck that was Donnie Osmond belt out the tunes “Close Every Door” and “Joseph’s Coat.” On the return trip home, while the chaperone mothers murmured in fascination over the dark-haired leading man, we chorus students amused ourselves with a Joseph sing-along. The music was just that unforgettable and appealing, even to our usually unimpressionable teenage minds.

 
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