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
The Genesius Guild is a community theatre 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 and opera in partnership with Opera@Augustana.
The diversity and focus of the Genesius Guild makes it a unique summer program. We provide free, outdoor theatre in the middle of a park, with a strong focus on the classics. Greek tragedy, performed in mask, and Shakespearean comedies and tragedies are the base of our schedule, and are performed as written, with period costuming and scenery.
2018 Season Schedule
Mark your calendars for our 62nd season! Our schedule is now available. We hope to see you in Lincoln Park next summer!
June 8, 9, 10
Ballet Under the Stars – featuring Ballet Quad Cities
June 16, 17, 23, 24
Shakespeare: As You Like It
June 30, July 1, 7, 8
Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound
July 14, 15, 21, 22
Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
July 28, 29, August 4, 5
Moline Foundation Community Endowment Challenge
The Genesius Guild Theatre Foundation is taking part in the Moline Foundation Community Endowment Challenge. As part of this challenge, the Moline Foundation will match 50% of new endowment funds raised by the end of the year. The Genesius Guild set a significant goal of raising $100,000 in endowment funds by December 31, 2017. If the Guild can meet this goal, the Moline Foundation will match with $50,000. This goal is achievable with your help - as you are planning your end-of-year donations, please consider making a donation to the Genesius Guild to help us meet the Moline Foundation's challenge.
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.