The 200-member Handel Oratorio Society and professional Handel Oratorio Society Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel's masterwork at the original performance length of about two and a half hours.
Hours and location
Ticket Office Hours during the academic year are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. when school is in session. The Ticket Office is located in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door 60 minutes prior to ticketed performances and the ticket window will remain open for 30 minutes after the start of each performance.
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist
by Dario Fo
Terrorism. Police brutality. Political abuse of power. Nobel Prize laureate Dario Fo's modern masterpiece of satire probes the mysterious death of an anarchist who falls from a window while being interrogated by officials. With dangerous wit and absurd physical comedy, Fo explores just what a democracy can justify during times of "terror."
Directed by Keenan Odenkirk
The Drowsy Chaperone
All performances of The Drowsy Chaperone are on the Brunner Theatre Mainstage
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.
Directed by Shelly Cooper, Music Direction by Michelle Crouch
Senior Send Off 2018
The Class of 2018 and their families are invited to enjoy one last evening as students. Each student receives four complimentary passes to the event. Additional passes may be purchased for $12.00. The event will take place in the Founders Courtyard, between Ascension Chapel and Seminary Hall. Dinner is included and a cash bar from Bent River Brewery will be available for those who are over 21. Live music provided by Minus Six. Faculty and staff are also invited.
Camp Creamery Presents:
Lights, Hollywood, Action!
The Mississippi Bend Players
present their 2018 summer season:
Big River, Glass Menagerie, and Beginner's Luck
All performances are in the Brunner Main Stage Theatre of the Brunner Theatre Center
Music by Roger Miller, Lyrics by Roger Miller, Book by William Hauptman. Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel. Propelled by an award winning bluegrass score from Roger Miller this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Directed by Shelley Cooper
by Tennessee Williams
An evocative and deeply personal play, heartfelt and passionate, from one of the 20th Century’s most celebrated playwrights, Tennessee Williams. The Glass Menagerie is seen through the memories of Tom Wingfield, a poet and a dreamer. Constrained by his life working in a warehouse and his tenement apartment, he rebels against the strictures of his controlling mother, Amanda. He escapes through the movies, fulfilling his dreams through the Hollywood greats of the 1930s. Amanda lives by her charm and the steely gentility of her Deep Southern roots, her purpose centered on finding a gentleman caller for her shy and reclusive daughter. But Laura has long since shunned the real world for one of fantasy and escapism – her menagerie of glass animals. One of the most powerful plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie is a tale of love, loss and the disparate hopes and dreams of a family at odds.
Directed by Cory Johnson
by Phillip Jayson Lasker
An original work by PJ Lasker (Golden Girls, Barney Miller), this comedy centers around an aging child actor dealing with the loss of fame. Dropped by his agent, arguing with his ex-wife, and mourning the loss of his confidence, Harold copes through hilarious conversations with himself.
Directed by Philip Wm. McKinley
Please note: All ticket sales are final — no refunds.
We are sorry, but we cannot refund tickets due to inclement weather. If the weather prevents you from attending a performance, we will be happy to try to exchange your tickets for another performance of the same event if seats are still available. Call the ticket office for more information.