Next up for Pearl City Players: ‘Forgiven: A Fairy Tale.’ | Local

Pearl City Players will celebrate 10 years of bringing high quality productions to Muscatine this fall, and in anticipation, it’s raising the curtain on a show suitable for all ages — “Forgiven: A Fairy Tale.”

The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, at the Muscatine Center for the Performing Arts, Central Middle School, 901 Cedar Street.

“We’re really excited about the show, I think it’s a great show for the whole family to enjoy and it’s a good example of what Pearl City Players has to offer,” said Cassidy Probasco, marketing coordinator for the troupe.

Pearl City Players meet once a month, producing three shows per year, two for adults and one for children. There are roughly 20 active members, but they’re always on the lookout for more, Probasco said.

“People always think of being on stage when they think of theater, and maybe they’re nervous about being involved because of that,” she said, “but there are a lot of opportunities that don’t involve being on stage. You can work in the crew, backstage, you can help out with publicity or at the box office, there are a lot of different ways you can be involved.”

Cali VanZandt, who has been the director of the players for half of its existence, agreed.

“I love being a part of it, it gives people in the community the ability to express themselves on and off stage,” she said. “The greatest strength of our group is the talent we have in Muscatine. Normally, people might think they would have to go to Davenport or Des Moines to get high quality shows, but you can get them right here in Muscatine.”

VanZandt loves the creative process and introducing theater to students and young people. She thinks that joy will be evident in the new children’s show.

“It’s a really fun show,” she said. “People will…

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