Corn Stock Theatre http://peoriapublicradio.org en Corn Stock production asks "What is art?" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-asks-what-art <p>This week, we're talking with Cindy Hoey, <a href="http://cornstocktheatre.com">Corn Stock Theatre</a> Manager, about their production of "Art." The play tells the story of three friends, whose friendships are upended when one of them acquires a piece of modern art. She talks about the three actors who make up the cast, and about what the show has to say about both art and relationships. She also talks about an art exhibit Corn Stock is hosting in conjunction with the production.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:04:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19258 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production asks "What is art?" Corn Stock production examines art, relationships http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-examines-art-relationships <p></p><p>The purchase of a piece of modern art escalates into a conflict among three friends, in the play “Art.” A production is now on stage on Corn Stock Theatre. Douglas Oakey&nbsp; has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:55:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19158 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production examines art, relationships "A Piece of My Heart" Provides Cathartic Look at War (Review) http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/piece-my-heart-provides-cathartic-look-war-review <p></p><p>The play, “A Piece of My Heart” presents a different perspective on the Vietnam War, telling the stories of six women who served. Douglas Oakey has this review of a production at <a href="http://cornstocktheatre.com">Corn Stock Theatre</a>, for Peoria Public Radio and the <a href="http://www.peorialivetheatre.com/">Live Theatre League</a>. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17855 at http://peoriapublicradio.org "A Piece of My Heart" Provides Cathartic Look at War (Review) Corn Stock production presents unique perspective on wartime http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-presents-unique-perspective-wartime <p>This week, we're talking with Cindy Hoey, manager of <a href="http://www.cornstocktheatre.com/">Corn Stock Theatre</a>.&nbsp; Their latest production, "A Piece of My Heart," recounts the stories of six women during the Vietnam War. Hoey talks about the cast director Amy Williams has assembled for the production, about the play's resonance at a time when more women are involved in and affected by wartime service, and about the theatre's desire to stage a production with multiple strong roles for women. "A Piece of My Heart" opens Friday night, and continues through January 26th.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:59:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17688 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production presents unique perspective on wartime Out and About - November 15, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-november-15-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with Blake Stubbs, from Corn Stock Theatre. He's one of three directors in their upcoming production, "Relatively Speaking," a set of three one-act plays. He talks about the "act" he's directing, about collaborating with the other two directors and about what he's learned as a first-time director. "Relatively Speaking" runs next weekend, with performances Thursday through Sunday at the Winter Playhouse.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14944 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - November 15, 2013 Review - "The Graduate" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-graduate <p>The 1967 film “The Graduate” introduced the world to “Mrs. Robinson” and launched the career of actor Dustin Hoffman. A stage adaptation of the film is now playing at Corn Stock</p><p>Theatre. Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14491 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "The Graduate" Out and About - November 1, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-november-1-2013 <p>This week, we're talking with Chip Joyce. He's directing "The Graduate," which opens tonight at the Corn Stock Winter Playhouse. He talks about directing his first non-musical, why he likes this particular script, and why he thinks the story will resonate with multiple generations.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14297 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - November 1, 2013 Review - "Evil Dead: The Musical" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-evil-dead-musical <p>Just in time for Halloween, a musical at Corn Stock Theatre parodies the standard tropes of horror movies, with its production of &ldquo;Evil Dead: The Musical.&rdquo; Marty Lynch has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League of Peoria. Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:32:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13104 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Review - "Evil Dead: The Musical" Review - "Company" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/review-company <p>Stephen Sondheim’s Company is a musical that highlights the complexity of human relationships. The desires for love and companionship are accompanied by memorable music under the tent at Corn Stock Theatre. Doug Oakey has this review for Peoria Public Radio and the Live Theatre League.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Doug Oakey reviewed Corn Stock Theatre’s production of “Company”.&nbsp; Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer, not those of Peoria Public Radio or the Live Theatre League.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Daryl Scott 10992 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - August 23, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-august-23-2013 <P>Nate Downs joins us to talk about Corn Stock Theatre's production of "Company." A fan of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Downs says this was one of his "bucket list" shows.&nbsp;Through the stories&nbsp;of&nbsp;perennial bachelor Bobby, his girlfriends and his married friends, the show&nbsp;presents multiple takes on love, marriage and relationships. "Company" runs August 23rd through 31st at Corn Stock Theatre in Peoria.</P> <P></P> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 10822 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - August 23, 2013