Coming attractions...

Love Letters

 Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and  position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins  with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.  Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the  boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale  and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of "good schools."  While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy  remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes  a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is  elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa  dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes  estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved  in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However  Andy's last letter, written to her mother after Melissa's untimely  death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave  to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually  as close as only true lovers can be. 


November 13th & 14th @ 7:30pm

Tickets: $16  

*Starring Gene Weygandt

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

 It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the classic holiday  movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live  radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects  are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life  of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too  downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable  angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for  George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the  holidays.



November 17th & 18th @ 8pm

November 19th @ 2:30pm

Tickets: $16


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

 An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam  County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet  and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to  the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic  foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling  with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that  he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed  by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne  Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious,  touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes,  struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition.  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers. 

December 7th - 16th  Thur-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:30pm

Tickets: $16

The Black Box Theatre 2018 Season!!

 We are excited to announce our 2018 Season!  Stay tuned as will be  announcing our general auditions soon!  We look forward to  another successful season of great art in the Quad Cities!  Thank you  for your continued support!  


2018 BBT Productions:   

Sleuth – by Anthony Shaffer

Crowns ‘A Gospel Musical’ – by Regina Taylor 

The Truth – by Florian Zeller 

Baby (Musical) - Music- Richard Maltby & David Shire   

The Elephant Man – by Bernard Pomerance 

Clue ‘The Musical’ – Music- Blum, Barker, Martucci and Chiodo & Book – Peter DePietro 

Next to Normal – by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt 

Baskerville – by Ken Ludwig