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Auditions for Much Ado About Nothing

After three years, the Prenzie Players celebrate their return to the stage with Shakespeare’s joyous comedy, Much Ado About Nothing!

Auditions will be held at the Village Theatre (2113 E. 11th St, Davenport) on Thursday, December 1st (6:00PM-8:00PM), and Saturday, December 3rd (1:00PM-3:00PM), with callbacks on Sunday, December 4th (2:30PM-4:30PM). 

Performances will be the weekends of March 17th and 24th.

All ages, genders, shapes, sizes and levels of experience are welcome! Auditioning actors need not prepare pieces ahead of time. All auditions will be in the form of scenes read from the script.

If you have any questions or wish to audition but cannot make the audition dates, please contact derooi.jarrod@gmail.com

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AuditionS for “The Two Noble Kinsmen”!

Announcing auditions for “The Two Noble Kinsmen” by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher

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Auditions for Prenzie Players’ production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” will be held at Quad City Theatre Workshop at 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport, on the following dates:

Thursday, January 23 from 6–9pm
Saturday, January 25 from 2–5pm
Callbacks (if necessary): Sunday, January 26 from 6–9pm

Show dates: March 27–29 and April 2–4, 2020

Come ready to read from the script with your fellow actors. Everyone is welcome! ALL roles are open to anyone regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.

If you want to play with us but are unable to make either audition date, let us know with as much notice as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact director Catherine Bodenbender at prenzieplayers@gmail.com

Farewell, Wives…

The Merry Wives of Windsor

November 2019

Directed by Jake Walker

“…a feast of unstuffy pre-Thanksgiving goodness… definitely not a production to be missed” –Madeline Dudziak, River Cities’ Reader

Click here for a slide show of production photos (courtesy of TKPhotoCo) on Facebook

Kitty Israel, Emma Regnier and Mike Carron in Merry Wives of Windsor
Photo Credit: Mattie Gelaude

One bawdy knight. Two merry wives. Three sticky situations.

Falstaff Greets Mistress Ford
Photo Credit: TK Photo Co
Master Brook and Falstaff
Photo Credit: TK Photo Co

In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring characters (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head.

Quickly Speaks with Shallow and Slender
Photo Credit: TK Photo Co
Photo Credit: TK Photo Co
Photo Credit: TK Photo Co
Photo Credit: TK Photo Co

Program

Cast

Kate Farence
Shallow, a visiting justice of the peace

John Turner
Sir Hugh, a Welsh parson

Noah Stivers
Slender, Shallow’s nephew
John, servant to the Fords

Michael Carron
Sir John Falstaff

Mattie Gelaude
Bardolph, servant to Falstaff
Fenton

Josef Bodenbender
Robin, Falstaff’s page

Denise Yoder
Mistress Quickly

Mischa Hooker
Doctor Caius, a French physician

Kitty Israel
Mistress Page

Emma Regnier
Mistress Ford

Nathan Klaus
Master Ford

And Introducing…

Elliott Frieden
Master Page

Jenya Loughney
Pistol, servant to Falstaff
Rugby, servant to Doctor Caius

Robert Cheney
Nim, servant to Falstaff
Robert, servant to the Fords

Annie Mitchell
Anne Page
Host of the Garter Inn

Crew

Director: Jake Walker
Assistant Director: Aaron E. Sullivan
Artistic Director, Light / Sound Technician: Catherine Bodenbender
Set Design: Jake Walker
Set Construction: Catherine Bodenbender, Aaron E. Sullivan, Jake Walker, The Cast
Reservations Coordinator: Mischa Hooker
Publicity Photography: Mattie Gelaude
Graphic Designer: Nathan Klaus
Marketing Team: Mischa Hooker, Kitty Israel, Nathan Klaus, Denise Yoder

Special Thanks

The Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House
Dori Foster
Quad City Music Guild
Rockridge High School
Byron Walker
QC Theatre Workshop
Rock Island High School
Mike Turczynski
Peg Walker

We Wish You a Merry …

The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jake Walker

One bawdy knight. Two merry wives. Three sticky situations.

In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring characters (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head.

Show Dates:
Opening Night – Friday, November 15 at 8 pm – Post-Show Audience Conversation
Saturday, November 16 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 17 at 3 pm – Bob’s Matinee

Thursday, November 21 at 8 pm
Friday, November 22 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 23 at 8 pm

Location: 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport, IA 52804

Tickets: General Admittance – Doors open 30 min before curtain

Inspired by QCTW’s vision of making theatre accessible to all, we are adopting the “pay what it’s worth” model. When you arrive at the theatre you won’t be asked for money. Once the show is over, however, we ask that you reflect on the experience, then stop out front on your way out and pay what you think it’s worth. No one should be unable to attend this show because of ticket prices; on the other hand, if you appreciate our work and have the means, we encourage you to be generous.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/458734658086964/
Reservations: https://tinyurl.com/PrenzieMerryWives
Email – prenzieplayers@gmail.com
Website – prenzieplayers.com
Unclaimed reservations will be released to general public five minutes before curtain.


Reservations: https://tinyurl.com/PrenzieMerryWives
Email – tickets@prenzieplayers.com
Website – prenzieplayers.com
Unclaimed reservations will be released to general public five minutes before curtain.

Email – tickets@prenzieplayers.com
Unclaimed reservations will be released to general public five minutes before curtain.

Oh, DROMIO, DROMIO…

The Comedy of Errors
Directed by Adam Lewis

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Two sets of twins separated at birth unwittingly inhabit the same city, resulting in the ultimate case of mistaken identity. As the siblings struggle with a series of misunderstandings, comedy thrives amid the chaos.

Show Dates:
Friday, Apr 5 at 8 pm – Opening Night, with Post-Show Audience Conversation
Saturday, Apr 6 at 8 pm
Sunday, Apr 7 at 3 pm – Bob’s Matinee

Thursday, Apr 11 at 8 pm
Friday, Apr 12 at 8 pm
Saturday, Apr 13 at 8 pm

Location:
1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport, IA 52804

Tickets: General Admittance – Doors open 30 min before curtain. Reserve your seats in advance at tinyurl.com/coe-reservations.

Inspired by QCTW’s vision of making theatre accessible to all, we are adopting the “pay what it’s worth” model for this show. When you arrive at the theatre you won’t be asked for money. Once the show is over, however, we ask that you reflect on the experience, then stop out front on your way out and pay what you think it’s worth. No one should be unable to attend this show because of ticket prices; on the other hand, if you appreciate our work and have the means, we encourage you to be generous.

Auditions for THE Comedy of Errors!

AUDITIONS for Prenzie Players’ production of The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare will be held on Saturday, February 16 (1–4pm) and Monday, February 18th (6–9pm) at 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport, IA.

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Two sets of twins separated at birth unwittingly inhabit the same city, resulting in the ultimate case of mistaken identity. As the siblings struggle with a series of misunderstandings, comedy thrives amid the chaos.

Come ready to read from the script with your fellow actors. Everyone is welcome! ALL roles are open to anyone regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.

If you want to play with us but are unable to make either audition date, let us know with as much notice as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you. Callbacks will be held on Monday, February 18th (6–9pm)

The Comedy of Errors performs April 5–13th, 2019, and will be directed by Adam Lewis.

For more information, please contact us at prenzieplayers@gmail.com.

macbeth doth come…

Prenzie Players Present…

Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Catherine Bodenbender

This play needs no introduction. The story of ambition and murder set in medieval Scotland has earned a prominent place in many people’s imaginations and feelings about Shakespearean drama. But while the play is familiar, our production will draw you into the story afresh. This Macbeth will be an experience you will not soon forget!

We are especially excited for this show because this will be the first time in Prenzie history that we will be producing a play for a second time! Our previous production, in April 2005, was directed by Aaron Sullivan. The current production features Aaron Sullivan in the title role. We are delighted to revisit this tale in a fully reimagined, new presentation for 2019.

And in case anyone is wondering… Yes, there will be fighting.

Show Dates:

  • Opening Night – Friday, Jan 18 at 8 pm, with Post-Show Audience Conversation
  • Saturday, Jan 19 at 8 pm
  • Sunday, Jan 20 at 3 pm – Bob’s Matinee

  • Tuesday, Jan 22 at 8pm – an extra opportunity! (This show date is contingent on sufficient advance reservations.)
  • Thursday, Jan 24 at 8 pm
  • Friday, Jan 25 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Jan 26 at 8 pm

Location:
1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport, IA 52804

Tickets: General Admittance – Doors open 30 min before curtain

Inspired by QCTW’s vision of making theatre accessible to all, we are adopting the “pay what it’s worth” model for this show. When you arrive at the theatre you won’t be asked for money. Once the show is over, however, we ask that you reflect on the experience, then stop out front on your way out and pay what you think it’s worth. No one should be unable to attend this show because of ticket prices; on the other hand, if you appreciate our work and have the means, we encourage you to be generous.

That said, seating is extremely limited! We only have 32 seats available for each performance. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND making reservations. Unclaimed tickets will be released 5 minutes prior to curtain.

Reservations: tinyurl.com/macbeth-reservations
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prenzieplayers/

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 27th!

The Prenzie Players have had a fantastic year this year, but we need your support now more than ever! And with Facebook and PayPal matching donations made on Giving Tuesday, your contributions will go further than ever!

CLICK HERE FOR OUR GIVING TUESDAY FUNDRAISER!

(See https://www.facebook.com/help/332488213787105 for more on this Giving Tuesday effort.)

In 2018, the Prenzies were excited to bring you:

  • Play in a Day: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • King John
  • Henry VIII

We are looking forward to another amazing year of theatre and being another step closer to accomplishing All the Works | Seasons of Discontent, our goal to complete Shakespeare’s entire canon within the next few seasons! This will be wonderful, but it will also be a challenge. Producing the kind of intimate, engaging theatre we do requires backing from our community. For more on Prenzie Players’ plans, please visit the website for our capital campaign: campaign.prenzieplayers.com.

Brief But Big Amazon Smile Promotion

Buying some early Christmas presents on Amazon? You can help raise funds for Prenzie Players when you use Amazon, through the Amazon Smile program! Also, for the next few days — until November 2, there is a special promotion, during which the benefit is MULTIPLIED BY TEN from the usual (0.5%), meaning a total donation equal to 5% of your purchase.

How To Help

Navigate to https://smile.amazon.com/ when shopping, rather than the main front page. Search for “Prenzie Players” and set us as your preferred charity, and Amazon will contribute a percentage of your  purchase to Prenzie Players, at no cost to you. [More info here.] Keep in mind that while Amazon Smile will remember the charity you select, it will not benefit the charity unless you begin a given session at https://smile.amazon.com/!

Capital Campaign

Meanwhile, don’t forget the ongoing Prenzie capital campaign to help fund All the Works | Seasons of Discontent! Visit the campaign website to contribute directly and be a part of the future of Prenzie Players!