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Caught Between Church and Family: Melissa McBain's "Altar Call" PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 26 April 2005 18:00

The time: the present invaded by the past. The setting: sanctuaries in the southwest desert. The play: Altar Call. And the playwright: Melissa McBain, who has appropriated one of the country’s most volatile current debates – where the church stands on the subject of homosexuality – as her play’s subject.

 
Why Theatre? PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:00
"So," you might be asking, “why is the movie guy writing about theatre?” A fair question. I love theatre. A lot. I was a theatre major in college and, until recently, have spent the past decade employed at Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, where I’ve learned about and appreciated this great art form all the more.

 
Albee Blames Commerce for the Decline of the Arts PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:00
The Allaert Auditorium at the Galvin Fine Arts Center was almost filled to capacity last Friday evening when admirers of Edward Albee, author of such legendary American works as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Seascape, and The Zoo Story, flocked from near and far to see their favorite avant-garde playwright give a public lecture about “The State of the Theatre & the Arts in America.”

 
Quad City Arts Welcomes Controversial Absurdist Playwright PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
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
Theatre - Feature Stories
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.

 
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