MOLINE, IL – The Black Box Theatre is excited to announce that Broadway and television star Gene Weygandt will be performing at the theatre on October 20 and 21 in A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters.” Mr. Weygandt will share the stage with Lora Adams. Weygandt played the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in “Wicked” in Chicago and on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include his role as Paul in “Big.”  Recently he has been seen as Chief Jones in “Chicago Fire” and is a three-time recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago. The Black Box Theatre expresses our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: Actors’ Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, SAG-AFTRA through the Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting Mr. Weygandt to appear in “Love Letters.”

Coming next will be a sold out performance by magician David Casas, followed by a special event in conjunction with the Downtown Moline Centre’s new holiday event – Holiday Hop. The Black Box will play host to Santa and WQPT will join the theatre to hand out books to children. The event will take place on November 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  At 8:00 pm the theatre will present “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” The play will continue Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm.

Finishing out the season will be the deliciously silly musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. The story features six mid-pubescents who vie for the spelling championship of their county. “Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!”

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