JOHNSTON, IOWA (December 3, 2020) Iowa PBS will present an exclusive live broadcast of It's a Wonderful Life The Radio Play, produced through a partnership with the Iowa Stage Theater Company. The program will premiere live on December 19, 7PM, on statewide Iowa PBS, with repeat broadcasts on December 20, 2PM, and December 24, 8PM.


Clockwise from left: Student directors Amelia Chavez, Richard Eyre, Noah Harshbarger, and Allie Bryan

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (November 10, 2020) — Since the invention of cell-phones as brick-sized monstrosities in the 1970s, they have risen in prominence and their use has become ubiquitous.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (October 13, 2020) — Monmouth College will turn to two of the most influential playwrights in the history of theatre for its first full-length play of the 2020-21 theatre season.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 10, 2020) The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline presents Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher, opening on Thursday, September 24. “We decided to visit Jeffrey Hatcher again,” said co-founder Lora Adams. The Black Box opened the theatre four years ago with Murderers by Hatcher and recently produced Turn of the Screw.


MOLINE, ILLINOIS (August 13, 2020) The Black Box Theatre once again presents a 1940’s style radio play with “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry. The show is scheduled for August 20 to 30. Tickets on Thursdays are $13 and $16 all other performances.


MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 2, 2020)  The Black Box Theatre was in rehearsal for the Jeffrey Hatcher adaptation of The Turn of The Screw when Covid-19 shut everything down. As Illinois enters Phase 4 of re-opening, the actors are once again rehearsing and looking forward to performing.

The theatre will open the show on July 16 and close July 19.

MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (June 8, 2020)  For the fourth year in a row, the Illinois Arts Council has awarded Timber Lake Playhouse a grant to create a paid apprentice program for area teens interested in pursuing careers in the theatre arts. TLP is accepting applications for the apprenticeship program through June 22.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (April 8, 2020) — University of Dubuque is excited to announce the 2020-2021 Live at Heritage Center SchoolBus Performance Series. The season will again include programs connected to STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.


ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 19, 2020) — Ballet Quad Cities' performances of The Sleeping Beauty and our "VIP Prince and Princess Party" that were scheduled at the Adler Theatre on April 18 have been postponed. Mark your calendars for the NEW performance date of June 18, 2020. We thank everyone for your continued support, and look forward to taking the stage once again. Arts are the essence of life.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 28, 2020) — The Black Box Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s Turn of the Screw March 26 through April 5.  Based on the Henry James book, it is a tale of suspense, horror, and repressed sexuality. A governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently-orphaned children. However, she is not their first governess.