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Upcoming performances


Presented by the Mississippi Bend Players

June 17-20, Brunner Mainstage Theatre

By John Logan; directed by Catherine Bodenbender and featuring MBP favorites Mike Schulz and Tristan Odenkirk.

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest  commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award. 

Mary and Ethel: How I Learned to Sing

Presented by the Mississippi Bend Players

June 24-27, Brunner Mainstage Theatre

Conceived and performed by Shelley Cooper; musical arrangements by Mason Moss.

Mary and Ethel: How I Learned to Sing stars Shelley Cooper, Augustana assistant professor of theatre arts, as she pays homage to two of the great muses of the Golden Age of musicals. Cooper belts out favorite tunes from hit shows as she entertains with stories about the lives of Mary Martin and Ethel Merman, their material, and how they influenced her own career as a performer. Featuring songs from Anything Goes!, Hello, Dolly!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Peter Pan, and more you’re sure to leave with a song in your heart.

This performance will be offered virtually July 24-25.  Check back soon for more information and tickets. 

No Child...

Presented by the Mississippi Bend Players

July 8-11, Brunner Mainstage Theatre

By Nilaja Sun; directed by Sydney Chatman; starring Jalyn Greene.

No Child… follows the story of Miss Sun, a visiting teacher who uses theatre  is a means of connecting with students in the New York City public school system. This one-person play, based on the playwright’s own experiences, is a  tour-de-force as the actor plays 16 different characters in rapid succession, including Miss Sun, her students, other teachers and administrators, and even  the school’s 80 year-old janitor. An insightful, hilarious, and touching master  class not to be missed by anyone concerned about the state of our education  system and how we might fix it.

This performance will be offered virtually July 31 and August 1.  Check back soon for more information and tickets.


COVID-19 guidelines

Please note the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by Augustana College. Patrons who are fully vaccinated may remove their masks; those who are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated are required to wear masks.

Tickets are sold in "pods" with unsold seats next to them to allow for social distancing. If you need a certain number of seats together that you cannot obtain online, please contact the ticket office for assistance at 309-794-7306 or

Hours and location

The Ticket Office is in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island. However this summer tickets can be purchased in person through July 11 in the Brunner Theatre Center, 3570 7th Ave.,from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and one hour prior to each performance. 

Email or call 309-794-7306 (toll-free at 800-798-8100, ext. 7306) if you have questions or need further assistance.

We accept cash, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Please note: All ticket sales are final — no refunds.