SPEAK THE SPEECH Workshop: Saturday, May 9

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Reserve your spot at our Speak the Speech Workshop! It's a great time for people of all ages, body types, and experience levels. Have fun doing classic theater "warm-up" exercises (including tongue-twisters!), learn how to read Shakespeare's language, and--best of all--"perform" with the class without the pressure of an audience.

Sign up now! Preregistration saves you 50% on the enrollment cost and it only takes a minute!

Note: please complete one registration request for each person who will attend, even if the contact information remains the same.
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Antony & Cleopatra opens May 1

prenziecleopatraConsumed with passion for the magnificent and boldly sensual Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, Marc Antony has all but forgotten Rome. Then war and loss rouse Antony’s sleeping sense of duty, and the lovers find themselves in turmoil as they struggle to keep their power without losing each other.

William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is the final installment of our Prenzie Goes to Rome season. It features JC Luxton’s continuing portrayal of Marc Antony, which he began in Prenzie Players’ recent production of Julius Caesar. Kristin Skaggs plays one of Shakespeare’s strongest female roles, Cleopatra; Kate Farence directs.

Social Media Night!
Thursday, April 30th at 8pm
Post your thoughts and (non-flash) photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram during the show using the official hashtag #prenziecleopatra.
“Pay What It’s Worth” after the show. Reservations recommended.

Opening Weekend
Friday, May 1st at 8pm –Performance followed by Q&A with the cast and crew
Saturday May 2nd at 8pm
Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm – Matinee

Closing Weekend
Thursday, May 7th at 8pm
Friday, May 8th at 8pm
Saturday, May 9th at 8pm

You will find us at the Quad City Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport IA, located within the Five Points Wellness Center, just west of Division and Locust Streets. Theater entrance is on the east side of the building, at the north end.

Access to the parking lot is on the west side of the building (Howell St.), and curbside parking is available in both directions on the east side of the building (Wilkes Ave.).


  • Admission for Friday and Saturday shows: $15.00
  • Admission for Thursday and Sunday shows: $10.00

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Call 563-484-4210, send us an email, or use our online reservation form. Our lobby always opens one hour before showtime; seating and preshow begin 30 minutes before curtain.

In Fairness to All Patrons and Players:

  • Reservations and waiting list positions are first-come-first-served.
  • Five minutes before curtain, any unclaimed reservations will be released to the waiting list.
  • No admittance once the show has begun.
  • Flash photography is not permitted. Mobile devices should be silenced.
  • We will make every effort to assist patrons who require accommodation for medical or physical impairments.

Julius Caesar opens January 23

Julius Caesar

“Cry ‘havoc’ and let slip the dogs of war.”

Shakespeare’s enduring political tragedy tangles with fraternity, duty, honor, and ambition, raising the question: who is the hero and who is the villain?
Directed by Tracy Skaggs, Julius Caesar is the first part of our “Prenzie Goes to Rome” season, to be followed by Antony and Cleopatra in May 2015.
Show Dates, Times, and Admission
1/22 @ 8:00 p.m. – Social Media/Preview Night! “Pay What It’s Worth” after the show!
1/23 @ 8:00 p.m. – $15.00
1/24 @ 8:00 p.m. – $15.00
1/25 @ 3:00 p.m. – $10.00
1/29 @ 8:00 p.m. – $10.00
1/30 @ 8:00 p.m. – $15.00
1/31 @ 8:00 p.m. – $15.00
Click Here! to reserve your seats now!

The Dames Return!

The Dames of Denmark in Hamlet
Prenzie Players is excited to be hosting The Dames of Denmark: four talented actresses (perennial Prenzies Cait Bodenbender, Stephanie Burrough, Maggie Woolley, and Denise Yoder) who will each play multiple roles in one memorable production.
For one weekend only, these remarkable women will be bringing you an original edit of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet:
November 21-23 at the QC Theatre Workshop. (Reserve Now!)

In addition to the show, please join us on Saturday, November 22, for a special fundraising event. “Prenzie: Past and Present” will take a look at our past through photos, props, and costumes from past shows. To see what Prenzie is up to in the present, you will also have the opportunity to catch a sneak glimpse of the rest of Season 13 as Prenzie Goes to Rome! Doors open at 6:00 with curtain at 8pm. Come enjoy wine and cheese and chat with us about our past and present. The evening will be led by Cait Bodenbender, a founding member of Prenzie Players and the Dames of Denmark. If you choose not to attend the fundraiser doors are at 730pm. (Reserve Now!)

You will find us at the Quad City Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport, IA.
Parking is available just off Locust St. on the west side of the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness. The lot is accessed by turning south on Howell. Proceed half a block and turn left to enter the fenced parking area.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets: $10 on Friday/Sunday and $20 for Saturday’s fundraiser, curtain at 3pm on Sunday and 8pm on Friday/Saturday. Tickets are available at the door, by email at tickets@prenzieplayers.com, by phone (563) 484-4210, or right here on our website. Seating is limited.

Season 13 Auditions!

We will be holding auditions for both William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra. You are welcome to audition for one or both shows. Additionally, because there are a few characters that appear in both Julius Caesar AND Antony & Cleopatra, the actors who portray these characters will be cast in both shows. A truly unique experience!


Thursday, September 18th 6:00pm
Saturday, September 20th 2:00pm
Sunday, September 21st 4:00pm (Callbacks)


The Quad City Theatre Workshop
1730 Wilkes Ave.
Davenport, IA

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracy Skaggs
Show Dates: January 23, 24, 25 and 29, 30, 31

Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kate Farence
Show Dates: May 1, 2, 3 and 7, 8, 9

There is no need to bring anything with you or prepare a speech in advance. You may bring a monologue if you like, but it isn’t necessary. Just be prepared to read from the script and have fun! Feel free to share this event with whomever you’d like. All ages, genders, shapes, sizes, and levels of experience are welcome.

What if I can’t make it to these audition dates?

Please email director@prenzieplayers.com to make other arrangements

High School Verse Workshop

Prenzie Players Educational Outreach Presents!

 A Verse and Scene Workshop for High School Students: A Shakespeare Focus

Have you always been a bit intimidated by Shakespeare or want to work on your “classical monologue” for college auditions? Prenzie Players is offering the opportunity to approach Shakespeare’s language by taking part in group activities by exploring the text through discussion and group improvisation in a friendly, relaxed and informal setting.

We are excited to offer our first educational workshop geared exclusively towards high school students with all levels of experience.

Please join us on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport, IA from 9am-12pm for only $10.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@prenzieplayers.com or check us out on the web at prenzieplayers.com.

Community Involvement

Prenzie Players are a proud part of the Quad Cities theatre scene, but even more importantly, we are members of the community at large.

This year, we have begun to expand our community outreach to not only theatrical education in the community and in local schools, but in charitable acts of giving as well.

If you or your organization would like to be considered as a cause for our Shakespeare for a Cause series, please let us know.



Theatre is not a passive experience.