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Don’t Mess with The Hobbit PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 06 July 2004 18:00
If Peter Jackson taught the world anything with his epic three-movie The Lord of the Rings series, it’s that audiences want their Tolkien to be faithful to the original work. So when Susan Holgersson started comparing J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit with Patricia Gray’s script, “I started to realize there was a situation there,” she said. Playcrafters Barn Theatre decided about a year ago to do the play, and Holgersson was selected as its director in August.

 
Ghostlight Strives for Increased Presence PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:00
Ghostlight Theatre’s production of the Sam Shepard play True West – running the next two weekends at the Holzworth Performing Arts Center at Davenport North High School – will mark the end of the organization’s days as an enigma, putting on shows periodically but infrequently and without any discernible pattern.

 
Augustana College’s Short Play Festival Lives Up to Title PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 24 February 2004 18:00
They said it would be short, and they meant it. Clocking in at just under 45 minutes, last weekend’s production of Augustana College’s annual Short Play Festival was a collaboration of four student producers and featured Tony Kushner’s script East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis.

 
New Ground Tries Something New: Romantic Comedy PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
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
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.

 
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