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.
The Genesius Guild Theatre Foundation has announced a two-year fundraising campaign, "Pushing 60," to endow the Genesius Guild's program of free performances of classical theater, opera, and dance.
To continue providing these extraordinary experiences for both actors and audiences for years to come at no cost, the Genesius Theatre Foundation must raise a substantial endowment to replace municipal and state funds lost during the recent financial meltdown and to reduce the risks associated with future financial uncertainty.
The campaign has three major benchmarks:
- $500,000 preserves ballet and the plays at the plays at the current level
- $750,000 adds full opera productions with live orchestra and professional and local singers
- $1 million brings the week-long Mozart Festival back to the Quad Cities
If you would like to support the Genesius Guild in this fundraising campaign, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Season Schedule - All Shows Start at
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
June 27, 28 & July 11, 12
Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor
July 4, 5
To Be Announced
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.