THE TOXIC AVENGER

Musical: Comedy

Directed by: Bob Parkhurst

Tickets: $20/adults and $14/students (w/ valid ID for College & Under)

Based on Lloyd Kaufman's cult film and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, "The Toxic Avenger" is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play... well, everyone else ... bullies, mobsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, the show also features the most memorable and unbelievable duet you’ll ever see on any stage.

Melvin Ferd, the Third, wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in
New Jersey (just off Exit 13B on the Turnpike). Foiled by the mayor’s bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in to

It's a toxic love story with an environmental twist! The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house.

Cast members include

Melvin Ferd The Third / The Toxic Avenger - David Brown

Sarah - Rose Blume

Mayor Babs Belgoody / Ma Ferd / Nun - Dedra Kaiser

Dudes - Adam Sitton & Jarod Hazzard

PLEASE NOTE: This production will be assigned seating. 

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Play: Comedy

Directed by: Kerri Rae Ryan

Tickets: $14/adults and $10/students (w/ valid ID for College & Under)

In Shakespeare’s shortest play and one of his most farcical comedies, the story follows two sets of twins, separated at birth: The Antipholuses (of Syracuse and Ephesus) and their servants the Dromios (also of Syracuse and Ephesus).

Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse are on a journey to find their long lost brother and mother who were lost in a shipwreck that separated their family. On this particular day, they have ended up in the town of Ephesus where, unbeknownst to them, their twin brothers reside.

Chaos ensues when the people of the town continue to confuse the brothers for one another, including (but not limited to) Adriana, the wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, thinking her husband must be mad when he claims to not know who she is; Angelo, a shifty goldsmith, getting an officer to arrest Antipholus of Ephesus when he refuses to pay him for a chain he’s already received; or Luciana, Adriana’s sister, claiming that her sister’s husband confessed his love for her.

We see the twins try to navigate through a world that seems to have lost all its wits.

PLEASE NOTE: This production will be general seating and you will choose your seat when you arrive. 

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THESE SHINING LIVES

Play: Drama

Directed by: Paul Gordon

Tickets: $14/adults and $10/students (w/ valid ID for College & Under)

In this drama centering around Catherine Donahue and her three coworkers / friends, the new financial independence of women working in the post-war 1920s is both liberating and exciting.

The women earn a comfortable living painting watch faces glow-in-the-dark. This new vision of freedom is shattered when one by one the women begin to fall ill to mysterious ailments. They discover the source of their sickness is radioactive paint used for the watches, and decide to seek retribution in the form of a class-action lawsuit against their employer, Radium Dial Company.

Though the women are doomed to die, their struggle to fix what is broken demonstrates the power of the female spirit despite the curbing of women’s newly won social freedoms during the Great Depression.

PLEASE NOTE: This production will be general seating and you will choose your seat when you arrive.

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When We Were Young & Unafraid

Play: Drama

Directed by: Rebekah Dentino

Tickets: $14/adults and $10/students (w/ valid ID for College & Under)

In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge.

But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes’s tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.

PLEASE NOTE: This production will be general seating and you will choose your seat when you arrive.

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General Information


Corn Stock Theatre
1700 N Park Rd
Peoria, IL 61604

Phone: 309-676-2196
tickets@cornstocktheatre.com

Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday : 12pm to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday : Closed

Winter Season Productions will take place in the Theatre Center, which is just 50 yards down from the Tent. 


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