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Mississippi Bend Players at the Brunner Theatre

Mississippi Bend Players

The Quad-Cities-based theatre company presents a summer season each year at Augustana College's Brunner Theatre Center.

Spearheaded by Broadway veteran and Augustana alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley ’73, 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.

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

2018 productions were 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.

In 2017, the company performed Neil Simon’s Tony-winning comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the musical “Zombie Prom" and the classic thriller “Wait Until Dark.”

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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