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"The Tempest" Continues Prenzie’s “Guerrilla” Style PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 16 November 2004 18:00

The Prenzie Players are so serious about presenting innovative interpretations of Shakespeare’s scripts, they promise audience members “won’t forget our shows, ever.” Pretty lofty standards for a small group of Quad Cities actors who hold performances in rented found spaces (currently the Rock Island Housing Authority building) and use minimal props, costumes, staging, and production.

 
"Death of a Salesman" Offers a Rare Opportunity PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 07 September 2004 18:00

Once in a while a script lingers in a realm of such greatness that it demands the patience, creativity, and collaboration of the most dedicated and talented individuals in theatre to do justice to the playwright’s original intentions.

 
Will "Your Favorite Band" Get Groupies? PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Jill Walsh   
Tuesday, 03 August 2004 18:00
Sean Leary is sticking to basics. The author and producer of the innovative Your Favorite Band believes – despite the unique combinations of film, theatre, and music media used during the performances – that “a good story will always be the key to a successful show. ” We’ll see whether he followed this maxim and how local audiences respond to his part-live-theatre, part-film show when Your Favorite Band starts a two-week run August 5 at ComedySportz.

 
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.

 
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