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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