For the season-opening production in the company's fourteenth year, the verse-theatre troupe the Prenzie Players will, from October 13 through 21, present its first staging of William Shakespeare's classic comedy All's Well That Ends Well – also the first Quad Cities staging of the play in more than a quarter-century.

Produced in its first area staging since 1990, playwright Jean Giradoux's legendary The Madwoman of Chaillot will open Augustana's 2017-18 mainstage season on October 13, with director Jeff Coussens' elaborate production of the French comic fable boasting no less than 28 student actors.

Returning to the Quad Cities for the third time since her company's founding in 2012, Eldridge native and Executive Director Amy Kozol Sanderson's Ballet 5:8 delivers a quartet of one-act ballets inspired by the challenges of present-day cultural tensions.

A first-prize winner in 1980's American College Theatre Festival New Playwriting Contest, Richmond Hill's latest presentation is a dramatic tale of friendship and redemption by author Jim Leonard Jr., whose television credits include writing for the Emmy-winning TV series Dexter and The Closer.

Described by Variety magazine as a work that boasts “plenty of laughs, a little romance, a little nostalgia – and it makes the audience feel smart,” St. Ambrose's theatre department opens its mainstage season with a popular verbal farce by comedian, actor, and author Steve Martin.

At the opening night for the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse's Ring of Fire, the show began with its eight-person cast, one by one, declaring, “I am Johnny Cash.” Throughout the performance, they all at some point embodied the spirit of “The Man in Black.” And while the production boasts a 34-song set list covering much of Cash’s long songwriting career, I use the phrase “set list” intentionally, because the production does feel more like a concert than a traditional musical.

Presented as part of the Bettendorf Public Library's “Global Gathering: Korea” series, gifted members of the Minnesota dance ensemble will entertain and educate family audiences with examples of Korean folk, court, and ritual dance and music traditions.

A trio of professional standup comedians, all of them Iowa natives, bring their fall tour to Davenport in a Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel event showcasing the stylings of Davenport's Gideon Hambright, Glenwood's Patrick Hastie, and Marshalltown's James Doyle.

Called “a lively jukebox revue” by the Chicago Tribune and “a warm, straightforward pleasure” by the Denver Post, Broadway's musical celebration of Johnny Cash returns to the area for the first time since its engagement at Circa '21 in early 2009.

One of author Neil LaBute's most critically acclaimed yet controversial dark comedies makes its area debut with a two-performance run at Playcrafters – the third production in theatre's recently initiated “Barn Owl Series” of challenging and decidedly adult-themed presentations.