Corn Stock Presents "Gifts of the Magi" for the Holiday Season

Dec 1, 2017

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.