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THE MOCKINGBIRD ON MAIN
“Driving Miss Daisy”
By Alfred Uhry
February 17, 18, 24, 25 - 8pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning, Driving Miss Daisy, is set in Atlanta and spans twenty-five years, from 1948 to 1973. When Daisy Wertham, a stubborn, elderly Southern widow, crashes her new car into the neighbor’s garage, her son, Boolie, forces her to take on a chauffeur. He employs Hoke Coleburn, much to her chagrin. At first, Daisy refuses to rely on a black man to get her from one place to the next and Hoke spends two weeks sitting in the kitchen doing nothing. Gradually, however, Daisy’s prejudices are broken down and, against all odds, he becomes her best friend. Daisy teaches Hoke to read and write, while Hoke encourages Daisy to let go of her insecurities. Alfred Uhry’s delicate drama explores the experience of aging while the world around you moves forwards at great pace.
“Anywhere But Here”
By Bradley Robert Jensen
March 24, 25, 31 and April - 8pm
Billy is perpetually out of place and has just moved back home due to
Covid-19. What unfolds is a study of how a forced reunion during a pandemic affects the very fabric of what it means to be a seemingly “perfect Midwest family.”
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
By Jules Verne
Wildly adapted by Tristan Tapscott
*POST-PONED DUE TO SCHEDULING OBTSACLES*
This epic sea adventure takes a comical
turn when 2 actors portray every character, creature and mechanical wonder in this adaptation of the Jules Verne classic!
*THIS WILL HIT OUR STAGE AT SOME POINT THIS SEASON!*
“The Glass Menagerie”
By Tennessee Williams
July 7, 8, 14, 15 - 8pm
Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.
“Jo / Amy”
By Tristan Tapscott and Savannah Strandin
Based on “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, this new play further examines the relationship between Jo and Amy March and their fractured yet loving admiration for one another.
July 21, 22, 28, 29 - 8pm
“Late Nite with Chickenzilla
By Sean Leary & Others
July 21, 22, 28, 29 - 11pm
In 2005, Sean Leary helmed a critically
acclaimed and bashed sketch comedy show that introduced the delectable Chickenzilla to the world. That illustrious character returns in an all new late night sketch comedy show that “you shouldn’t bring Grandma to unless Grandma is a dirty birdy!”
“Big Rock Candy Mountain”
A Bluegrass Musical
By Tristan Tapscott & Danny White
August 13, 20, 27 - 2pm
A merry band of misfits sneak into a theatre hoping to stay out of trouble, but instead find themselves front and center in this story about the power of music and seconds chances.
Add a down on her luck theatre owner and her wacky assistant, a clueless town mayor, his scheming wife and bumbling sheriff and you’ve got yourself an evening of music and fun that will have you smiling all night long! “Big Rock” has become a Quad City favorite after productions at The District Theatre, Circa ‘21 and The Speakeasy since its debut in 2014.
“The Most Lamentable Comedy of Quince & Company”
By Alexander Richardson
August 25, 26 and September 1, 2 - 8pm
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richardson focuses on Quince and company and their “lamentable comedy” to provide a truly unique theatre going experience.
By Anton Chekhov
September 22, 23, 29, 30 - 8pm
Set in 2022 within the confines of a small theatre in the “middle of nowhere,” this modern adaptation of The Seagull depicts the artistic and romantic struggles of an isolated young writer, Konstantin; his famous actress mother, Arkádina; her lover, the celebrated fiction writer, Trigorin; and Nina--the “girl next door”-- an aspiring actress whom Konstantin loves.
“Pine Tree Falls”
A Holiday Musical
By Tristan Tapscott
December 8, 9, 15, 16 - 8pm
When a family gets stranded in a quaint cabin and their screens go dark, they are forced to rediscover their love and appreciation for one another and find the true meaning of the holidays.
2023 SEASON BEGINS IN FEBRUARY!
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