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"The Guys" Commemorates, Benefits PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
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.

 
Quad City Arts Presents World-Premiere Play PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:00
Most people hated the Interstate 74 bridge construction, but theatre actress and director Melissa McBain loved it. Being stuck on the bridge gave her an opportunity to chat regularly with journalist and author Stephen G. Bloom about Shoedog, the play he co-wrote. The piece will get its world premiere this weekend with three performances at Quad City Arts, with McBain directing.

 
Fire up the Grill for Ghostlight’s Das Barbecü PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 26 August 2003 18:00

Melissa Coulter was thrilled when she was asked to direct a show at Ghostlight Theatre. What she didn’t yet know was that the show, Das Barbecü, is actually a musical comedy loosely based on Richard Wagner’s four-hour Ring opera, is performed in country-western style, and calls for a fairly large cast of about 15 people.

 
New Ground Takes a "Journey for a Reason" PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 20 May 2003 18:00
New Ground Theatre, which this season has produced the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Wit and Proof, will next month stage a musical about teen suicide. Not only that, but the script of said musical was written by the company’s artistic director, Chris Jansen.

 
Breast Cancer Gets Busted in One-Woman Show PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 29 April 2003 18:00
When Nancy Heerens-Knudson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, her son – who was in kindergarten at the time – thought she was in the hospital for an elbow problem. He didn’t know about the breast cancer until he was in sixth grade.

 
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