The Genesius Guild & Genesius Theatre Foundation
Free theatre in the park... all summer long...
Shakespeare, Greek drama, Greek comedy, opera, and ballet.
A unique classic theatre experience located in Rock Island, Illinois.
2015 Season Schedule - All Shows Start at
(except July 4 & 5)
May 23 & 24 - 1:00pm
May 26 & 28 - 7:00pm
May 30 & 31 - 1:00pm
June 2 - 7:00pm
June 5, 6, 7
Ballet Under the Stars – featuring Ballet Quad Cities
June 13, 14, 20, 21
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - Opera@Augustana
June 27, 28 & July 11, 12
Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor
July 4 -
A Bucktown 4th Celebration (Bucktown Revue)
July 5 -
A Brassbound 4th Celebration (Big River Brass Band)
July 18, 19, 25, 26
Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
August 1, 2, 8, 9
August 14, 15, 16
Call for actors and volunteers:
Actors - Please fill out out our online call form,
Volunteers - Please fill out this form and let us know how you would like to help out.
The Genesius Guild - A community theatre organization located in the Quad Cities specializing in free classical drama. Founded in 1956, the group performs Greek drama, Greek comedy, the works of Shakespeare, and other classical authors every weekend throughout the summer. The schedule also includes ballet in partnership with Ballet Quad Cities.
Genesius Theatre Foundation - A tax-exempt group which raises funds for capital improvements and operating expenses to guarantee the Genesius Guild's future.
The Genesius Theatre Foundation follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs or contracts personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy applies to all Genesius Theatre Foundation employees, volunteers, members, clients, and contractors.