Welcome to New Ground
2012 - 13 is our
twelfth season of bringing the best of contemporary and
original theatre to the Quad Cities.
New Ground's home is the
Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport.
New Ground's Playwrights Festival
We are proud to present eight new plays by seven Quad-Cities
playwrights. We had so many great scripts submitted that we
split them into two evenings.
You don't have to choose which group to see, though. Pay for
one group, and you will receive a pass for free admission to
the other one!
Group 1 will be presented April 19th at 7:30, April 21st at
2:00, and April 27th at 7:30.
Group 2 will perform April 20th and 26th at 7:30 and April
28th at 2:00.
The Return by Dee Canfield
A woman returns to the southern Illinois home of her family
to find her last living relative.
Ferguson by William Pepper
An author of cheesy Westerns finds one of his characters in
revolt over free will and a pair of wing-tip shoes.
Saying Goodbye by Dana Moss-Peterson
An older couple meets on a park bench to discuss their
current trip, which may be their last.
The Backfired Message by Jason Platt
Who writes those fortunes for fortune cookies? Find out how
it's done, and how it can go terribly wrong. A love story.
Leap Day by Dana Moss-Peterson
A young couple meet again, after their breakup 366 days ago,
to find closure for their relationship.
Potsdam by Shea Doyle
In 1942, four young German-Americans say goodbye to their
carefree youths and react to the start of WWII.
1706 Farnam by Mary Kay Gale
A woman returns to her childhood home at the request of her
brother, to meet her late mother's husband, and reveal a
secret of her own.
The Red Oven by Devin Hansen
Set in the '80s, the projectionist at a single-screen movie
house is visited by John Wayne, Mae West and James Cagney,
who each have a plan for his future.
$18 general admission
$15 for students and seniors
Call (563) 326-7529 for tickets