The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Entertainment & Events

July 31, 2012

Showboat to perform 2 plays

CLINTON — Two new productions will hit the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre stage this week.

“Love Letters” and “Hate Mail” will begin its run Wednesday at the Showboat and will explore the dynamics of love and hate between friends.

“Life is about relationships — that’s why we’re here,” Kristin Katsu, director of “Love Letters” and “Hate Mail,” said. “Both of these plays remind us to examine our own relationships with the people we interact with daily.”

While working with Steph Garrett and Matthew Gorgone, both professional actors seen in “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Spelling Bee,” Katsu found the most important aspect of the process to be the conversations about the actors’ relationships with each other, with the characters, and with their own loved ones.

“Love Letters” takes place between 1937 and 1986, and chronicles the relationship between a man and a woman who begin as friends in their third grade classroom. “Hate Mail” takes place in the present, detailing the characters’ journey from hate to love and back again. Both productions use a set of desks and chairs, but they quickly fill the stage with an arrangement of letters, cards, sticky notes, pictures and stationery.

While the “Love Letters” cast and crew hail from Colorado, Rhode Island, Maryland and Kansas, Jeff De Leon and Steph Burrough are only a few miles away in the Quad Cities. This will be their third run of this play, after performing twice in the Quad Cities, but it will be the first time in conjunction with “Love Letters.” “Hate Mail” was written as an alternative to “Love Letters.”

Silent auction

The Showboat’s fourth annual silent auction will continue until intermission of the final evening show on Aug. 12. The Showboat lobby is filled with art, jewelry, gift certificates, Hawkeye items,  baskets and many more items available for bids.

Bidding is open to show patrons and the public during box office hours and show times.

1
Text Only
Entertainment & Events
  • Marquez Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 MEXICO CITY -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find.

    Those are the marching orders Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving a dozen civic leaders as the city searches for a potential location for an interactive museum to house filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and filmmaking memorabilia.

    April 17, 2014

  • Obit Phillip Hayes Dean [Duplicate] Playwright Dean dies NEW YORK -- Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman. He w

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View'

    Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

    McCarthy raised her hidden left hand from behind the desk, revealing an engagement ring.

    April 16, 2014

  • All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.

    The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will air live on the May 15 episode of "The View," the day before Walters says goodbye as series co-host.

    April 16, 2014

  • Steely Dan to play Illinois State Fair

    Grammy Award-winning rock band Steely Dan will play this year's Illinois State Fair.

    State officials made the announcement on Monday afternoon. They say the band will play its "Jamalot Ever After" tour at the fair on Aug. 15. Steely Dan had a string of hits during the 1970s. They won a Grammy in 2000 for Album of the Year.

    April 14, 2014

  • With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

    "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.

    The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original.

    April 13, 2014

  • O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

    Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

    The 50-year-old talk show host said he was never a contender to take over CBS' the "Late Show" when David Letterman announced his retirement last week. The funnyman, who has hosted his talk show "Conan" on TBS since 2010, said he believes Stephen Colbert is the "right person" to take over the show from Letterman.

    April 12, 2014

  • Stepping forward: The real Colbert

    Letterman changed the late-night TV game between his run on NBC's "Late Night" and starting the "Late Show" franchise in 1993. And while it's tough to replace a pop-culture icon, Colbert, in terms of pedigree and sense of humor, makes the most sense.

    April 11, 2014

  • Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

    CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

    Colbert, 49, has been hosting "The Colbert Report" at 11:30 p.m. ET since 2005, in character as a fictional conservative talk-show host. The character will retire with "The Colbert Report."

    April 10, 2014

Facebook
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.