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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.

May 21 & 22 - 1:00pm
May 25 - 7:00pm
May 28 & 29 - 1:00pm
June 1 - 7:00pm

2016 Season Schedule - All Shows Start at 8:00pm
June 3, 4, 5
Ballet Under the Stars – featuring Ballet Quad Cities

June 11, 12, 18, 19
The Tender Land: Aaron Copland - Opera@Augustana

June 25, 26
Sounds & Sweet Airs

July 2
Bucktown Revue
July 3
Big River Brass Band

July 9, 10, 16, 17
Aeschylus: 7 Against Thebes
Sophocles: Antigone

July 23, 24, 30, 31
Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

August 5, 6, 7
Aristophanes: The Birds


Help us Build an Endowment these ways:

1. Send a check
See What Your Gift Does

The Genesius Theatre Foundation 
1120 40th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

2. Donate online through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account)

Genesius Guild has been awarded a $30,000 endowment challenge grant from the Iowa Cultural Arts Trust. The grant requires that the Guild raise a 3:1 cash match of $90,000 by December 31, 2016 in order to receive the grant award funds. Specific types of gifts are eligible to meet the match requirements:

Marketable securities
Net proceeds from special fund-raising events or benefits held specifically to match the Iowa Cultural Arts Endowment Challenge
Membership contributions, "friends," or alumni giving, or similar campaigns.
Special appropriations from county or municipal governments or government organizations
Nonfederal and nonstate grants
Real estate

To learn more contact Gary Rowe, Development Director (309)948-3403

4. Endow Iowa
For Iowa residents, giving to the Genesius Guild through the through the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend is rewarding—in more ways than one. Your gift helps ensure the future of the Genesius Guild, and the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program offers you generous tax incentives to make it easier for you to give more for less.

The Endow Iowa Tax Credit program was established to encourage building permanent endowments to benefit Iowa. Iowa taxpayers may apply for the tax credit if they make a gift to an endowed Fund that supports charitable activities in Iowa. Tax credits are 25% of the gifted amount with a limit of $300,000 for an individual or $600,000 for a couple (if both are Iowa taxpayers).


Call for actors and volunteers:
Actors - Please fill out out our online call form, http://www.genesius.org/call.php.

- 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.



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1120 40th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
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