MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 29, 2023) — [title of show] will take its bow June 6 through 15 at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline. What’s it about, you ask? Well, “Jeff and Hunter, two self-confessed nobodies in New York, make a pact: They will write an original musical and submit it to a festival. The only catch? The deadline is in three weeks! They gather their two actress friends, Susan and Heidi, and their accompanist and music director, Larry, on the keys.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 20, 2023) — Wisenheimer, long form improvisation returns to the Black Box Theatre stage Friday, June 23, 7:30PM, with special guest Zach Vaughan.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (March 15, 2023) — The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline is bringing the penny-dreadful The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam to their stage April 13-22. Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM, and the first Sunday at 2PM.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 20, 2023) — The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for their next two shows on February 25, 12-3PM. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Actor/Singers prepare a classic Broadway tune and you will read from the script. These are open auditions. Everyone one is welcome.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 18, 2023) — The downtown Moline Black Box Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s play Natural Shocks. Based on Hamlet's “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is a one-act tour-de-force that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Angela, our fast-talking heroine, overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (December 2, 2022) — The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it, so says the description of the musical “All is Calm.”

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 17, 2022) — GIT Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce their partnership providing GIT with a home and The Black Box Theatre a varied schedule of entertainment.

Jeff Adamson, owner of GIT Improv. Said, “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box and knowing we have a permanent home to complement our touring schedule is a wonderful partnership providing quality improv entertainment for the area.”

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 11, 2022) — In September 2022, The Black Box Theatre performed My Brother’s Gift, as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today initiative. The play is based on the remarkable, true story of Heinz Geiringer, neighbor and friend of Anne Frank. The production will air on WQPT on November 17, 8PM, and will be followed by a short documentary on the Anne Frank Exhibit in Danville, Iowa.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 2, 2022) — “Ride the Cyclone” is here. The area premiere of the quirky musical takes a bow on August 11 at the downtown Moline theatre. “In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller-coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune-teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life.”

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 25, 2022) The Black Box Theatre is excited to bring two premieres to the area. Auditions for Ride the Cyclone and All is Calm will take place in May.