Our guest this week is Eric Ewan. He's directing "The Gifts of the Magi," which opens tonight at Corn Stock Theatre.
The show is a musical adaptation of two short stories by O. Henry, both of which revolve around the winter holidays. Ewan characterizes it as an ensemble production, with a cast of just six performers. Two of those function as a sort of chorus, and help bridge the two narratives.
He also talks about the musical itself. Though it's more than 30 years old, it's a bit less well-known and has been infrequently performed in the area.
"The Gifts of the Magi" runs through Sunday, December 10th, at the Corn Stock Winter Playhouse in Peoria.