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.
2016 Season Schedule - All Shows Start at
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
Big River Brass Band
July 9, 10, 16, 17
Aeschylus: 7 Against Thebes
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)
3. IOWA CULTURAL ARTS TRUST MATCH
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,
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.