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Corn Stock Theatre Winter Playhouse 2016-17 Season

Season Tickets are $50 and are on sale now at the Corn Stock Box Office,
by calling 309-676-2196 OR Click HERE to Buy Online!

Winter evening performances begin at 7:30 pm.  Winter matinees begin at 2:30 pm.

  

OneActsLogoAn Evening of One Acts

January 13 – 14, 19-21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

January 22 at 2:30 pm

The Feast by Dan Wright
Directed by Doug Day

The Yale School of Drama Award winning play by Dan Wright is a small piece of theatrical slight-of-hand for three actors: the Old Man (60+), the Angry Young Man (30-), and Blue Jeans ( indeterminate age/gender). The action moves through three realities: the theatre, a construction site, and fantasy during which the characters find a way to cope with contemporary life. There will be a three week rehearsal period, Monday-Thursday; 7-9. Questions? Contact the director at: Dougday48@aol.com

Wildwood Park by Doug Wright
Directed by Celeste Wohl

Welcome to 1120 Sycamore Avenue. Nestled among the perfectly manicured trees this 8000 sq. ft. Colonial mansion is the only Murder House in the neighborhood. It features a unique floor plan steeped in a blood rich history. Join us as our realtor, Ms. Haviland, is able to give tours from her personal perspective. Our prospective buyer, Dr. Simean, is able to help the house give up some of its secrets along the way. We have room for you on the next tour and seating available in the murder house itself.

Bea, Frank, Richie and Joan
Directed by Cindy DeVore

In Bea, Frank, Richie and Joan, a long-married couple who have fought for over thirty years try to save their son’s marriage by confessing to their own failures. “A lot of smiles as well as genuine belly laughs.”-N.Y. Times “Realistic and observant…. sketches a character with a few strokes.”-N.Y. Post “Very funny and engaging.”-Wall Street Journal

 

BloodyBloodyAndrewJackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Directed by Chip Joyce

 February 10 – 11, 16 – 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm

February 19 at 2:30 pm

Andrew Jackson.  Man’s man. Rock star. America’s seventh president. He kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States–who cares if he didn’t have permission? Follow America’s seventh president from his early days on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided, and continued skirmishes with the Native Americans, Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, takes on the Founding Fathers, and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before! Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an emo-laced anachronistic rock invocation of the seventh U.S. President set in an alternate universe that draws parallels to today’s political/populist landscape.

AManforAllSeasons

A Man For All Seasons

Directed by Tim Wyman

March 3 – 4,  9 – 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

March 12 at 2:30 pm

Never before in the history of mankind has one act—the divorce of King Henry VIII of England and his subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn—had such a profound and far-reaching significance, and is one that continues to echo through history.

This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII. When Henry fails to obtain Papal approval for a divorce from Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn, he mandates his subjects to sign an “Act of Supremacy” making him both spiritual and temporal leader of England. Sir Thomas cannot in good conscience comply. Neither Cromwell, Cardinal Wolsey, his family nor the King himself are able to convince More as he maintains his integrity and belief in silence. Ultimately accused of high treason, this very silence leads the man to his execution and later his canonization in 1935.

All of this spectacular history is happening during arguably the greatest time in the last two millennia.  The New World is just beginning to be settled (raped and pillaged?), Leonardo de Vinci is creating masterpieces, Machiavelli writes “The Prince,” and Martin Luther has began the movement that will forever change Western religion.

 

Individual Show Prices:  $18 for Adults or $12 for Students for musicals
$12 for Adults and $8 for Students for non-musicals

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