MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 13, 2024) — The Black Box Theatre will be holding auditions for the US premiere of The Truth, described as a “brilliantly cruel comedy of the hypocrices [sic] which hold society together.”

Written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton, the production will be presented August 16-31.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 8, 2024) The Black Box Theatre is happy to host Mockingbird on Main as they present To Kill a Mockingbird.

Almost a year after their home on Main Street shuttered in the unfortunate collapse of the Davenport Hotel building, The Mockingbird on Main flies once more to present Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 19, 2024) — The Black Box Theatre will be holding auditions for the all-male acapella musical All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. Music directing will be Ron May with direction and design by Lora Adams.

“We produced the piece in 2022 and so many people asked us to do it again,” said Adams. “It is a truly unique and beautiful story that stirs the soul,” added May.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 16, 2024) — A tryptic of plays by Agatha Christie take over the Black Box Theatre stage opening April 26.

Agatha Christie Murder in the Studio comprises three radio plays:

Personal Call sees James Brent haunted by his dead wife when he receives a mysterious telephone call, seemingly from beyond the grave.

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.”

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