MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 8, 2023) — Haus of Rackus had been in rehearsals for their newest show at The Mockingbird on Main. Then the building collapsed, causing three deaths and numerous injuries and the closure of the theatre that had been housed in the building.

Tee Green, one of the founders of Haus of Rackus, reached out to The Black Box Theatre to host a benefit for those affected by the collapse. “We are performing an acoustic version of our latest play “Funkyology”. Our set, props, costumes, and puppets were all lost, but that’s nothing that a whole lot of cardboard can’t fix. While we lost one production many others lost their homes and livelihoods. Donations will go to those affected by the collapse. Come see this unplugged version of the latest Johnny Fungus adventure. An Indiana Jones ‘-esque’ romp through the lost city of New Jersey, with puppets, live music, Aliens and jabs at the history channel. It’s all at the Black Box Theatre at 7:34PM, doors open at 6:59PM. Donation only! proceeds go to those affected,” said Green. To reserve seats, go to

“The Black Box is happy to help in this small way,” said Lora Adams, The Black Box Theatre co-founder. “We will have just closed ‘Hello Dolly’ and with some minor adjustments, Haus of Rackus will take over the stage for ‘Funkyology’,” said Adams.

The cast includes: T Green, Calvin Vo, Keenen Wilson, Max Robnett, Sarah Goodall, David Weaver, Isaac Smith, Jo E Vasquez, and Race Bakeris.

This is a “pay what it’s worth” ticket price. Reservations are not required. Doors open at 6:59PM and the show goes up at 7:34PM at The Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois.

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