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A nonprofit arts organization, New Ground owns and operates the Village Theatre, in the Village of East Davenport.

Mission: To bring the best in contemporary and original theatre to the Quad Cities. We strive for excellence and professionalism in all productions, and we seek out and nurture local emerging playwrights.

Announcing our 2014-15 season:

November 7-16
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, directed by Chris Jansen
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ satiric comedy deals with race and class in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The play begins in 1959 as a black family moves into a white neighborhood in Chicago, and in Act Two takes us to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two generations tiptoe through social politics, pitting race against real estate. The New York Times hailed it “ferociously smart” and Variety raved, “Yes, it’s dangerous and provocative, but pulverizingly funny to boot!”

January 23 - February 1
Things Being What They Are by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Bryan Woods
As Bill anxiously waits for his unfaithful wife and his furniture, he is visited by Jack, an older divorced neighbor who suggests the loneliness of life after marriage. A comic and wistful exploration of love, loss, and the needs that bring people together and drive them apart.

"Despite (or maybe it's because of) its origin in a female mind, this funny, charming, and rather moving little sleeper of a play from Wendy MacLeod probes the vulnerabilities of heterosexual, middle-class, decaying maleness with...good humor, affection and incisive accuracy..." --The Chicago Tribune

March 6-15
Playwrights Festival, details TBA

May 15-24
The Way West by Mona Mansour, directed by Christina Myatt
In a modern-day California town that’s seen better days, Mom shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. This hilarious and heartbreaking play about today’s American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival.

Open auditions will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 11:00 am, and Sunday, August 17 at 7:00 pm, at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St. in Davenport. Actors should bring a resume and be prepared to read from the scripts.

Men: 30's - 40's, white and African American; 20's, white and Latino
Women: 20's - 60's, white and African American

Questions: 563-326-7529


$18 general admission
$15 for students and seniors

Season Tickets are now available. $55 each (that's only $13.75 per show!) To order, call 563-326-7529, or send check or credit card info and contact information to:
New Ground Theatre
2113 E. 11th St.
Davenport, IA 52803
All credit cards accepted!



for tickets 563.326.7529

Village Theatre (formerly Turner Hall), 2113 E. 11th Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803.
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