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Mississippi Bend Players at the Brunner Theatre

Mississippi Bend Players

The Quad-Cities-based theatre company will present three shows this summer at Augustana College's Brunner Theatre Center.

They are the musical "Big River" in June, Tennessee Williams "The Glass Menagerie" in July, and an original work by P.J. Lasker, "Beginner's Luck" in August.

The Mississippi Bend Players give both students and community members the opportunity to work together on professional stage productions.

Spearheaded by Broadway veteran and Augustana alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley ’73 – whose credits include theatrical productions ranging from the Tony Award-winning Hugh Jackman musical “The Boy from Oz” to Augustana's staging of the locally written drama “A Green River” – the Mississippi Bend Players' mission is to provide excellence in Quad-Cities theatre by producing both commercially proven works and original musical and dramatic material.

Ticket information

Tickets are available through the Augustana Ticket Office online, by calling 309-794-7306 or by coming to the ticket office on the lower level of Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (3703 7th Avenue) Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tickets also are available beginning an hour prior to each performance at the Brunner Theatre Center ticket booth. 

(Season tickets are available at a discounted rate to all three Mississippi Bend Players productions. Please contact the ticket office directly to purchase a season ticket.)

All performances will take place at the Brunner Main Stage inside the Brunner Theatre Center (3750 7th Avenue, Rock Island).

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Mississippi Bend Players: Big River

Mississippi Bend Players will present the musical "Big River," based on the Mark Twain novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with music and lyrics by Roger Miller.

Mississippi Bend Players: Big River

Mississippi Bend Players will present the musical "Big River," based on the Mark Twain novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with music and lyrics by Roger Miller.