After a wildly successful inaugural contest in 2017, the Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festial returns for its second year!

Admission, as always, is "Pay What It's Worth"

​No reservations...seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:00pm, Shows at 7:30pm.

​Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.

Local Adult finalist: Through the Fence by Jason Platt

Local Youth winner: Rigid Image by Roger Pavey Jr.

After receiving dozens of national and local entries for its second-annual contest, the QC Theatre Workshop will present the six winners and finalists in the 2018 Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival during a special two-part event, with readings of three different scripts performed at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, February 9, and Saturday, February 10.

MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, announces Local Auditions for the 2018 Summer Season productions of Beauty and the Beast, Born Yesterday, The Full Monty and Fiddler on the Roof to be held at the West Carroll Middle School in Mt. Carroll on Saturday, February 17 from 10:00 until 5:00.

Alice in Wonderland tickets are on sale now!

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MOLINE, ILLINOIS – The Black Box Theatre located at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois is holding auditions for their 2018 season on Saturday, January 20 from 1-3 at the theatre.  Those planning on auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of music and bring sheet music and perform a monologue no longer than 1 minute.

December 17, 2017 – Iowa City, Iowa – EXPERIENCE this delightful drama/comedy as Iowa City Community Theatre presents SUPERIOR DONUTS, by Tracy Letts, directed by Barry A. Schreier to the stage.
TICKETS: $19 adults, $16 students & seniors, $11 children. Tickets are available online at or at the door, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall A, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road, Iowa City. Call 319-338-0443 for special seating needs.

MOLINE, IL – “Think of the perfect crime…and then go one step further.” The Black Box Theate production will star Pat Flahrety and Phillip Dunbridge, and features Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews, Eve Channing and Teddy Martin, opening on Saturday, January 27 and running through February 11.

“Sleuth” by Anthony Shaffer was the winner of the Tony® and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.

MOUNT CARROLL, IL – The Mount Carroll Foundation awarded Timber Lake Playhouse a grant for their Summer Youth Employment in the Arts project.  This project created paid apprentice positions for area teens interested in pursuing careers in the theatre arts. TLP hired four paid teen apprentices this past summer.

Mount Carroll, IL (October 25, 2017) – Timber Lake Playhouse (Dan Danielowski, Executive Director), the professional, non-profit summer theatre company established in 1961 with a mission of “providing the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire while helping aspiring artists transition to the profession” has announced today the appointment of award-winning director and choreographer Paul Stancato as Artistic Di

Friday, October 27, 7 - 9 p.m. at theI Central Performing Arts Center

Be one of the first to see the new Central High School Performing Arts Center!

The Bucktown Revue is a live variety show in the spirit of the Grand Ole Opry and A Prairie Home Companion. The show features various styles of folk and Americana music, including Celtic and Bluegrass, with a special focus on original songs, singer/songwriters, and root music.

Tickets are $14.