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Corn Stock Theatre proudly invites you to attend the live performances of When We Were Young and Unafraid, directed by Rebekah Dentino. Shows are March 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th at 7:30pm, and March 20th & 27th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students (College ID and under). This production is rated PG-13 and contains adult themes including domestic violence and sexual assault.

This drama takes place in the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade and 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. Cast members include Kathy Steinberg, Sarah Wynn, KT Ryan, LaCora Holesome, and Ben Maxwell.

When We Were Young and Unafraid” is directed by longtime Corn Stock participant (including performer, stage manager, and committee member) Rebekah Dentino. Rebekah has been seen on stage including “Fun Home”, “The Shape of Things”, “Heathers: The Musical”, “Next to Normal”, among others at both the Winter Playhouse and the Tent. Rebekah is a gifted performer but has a passion for working behind the scenes as well. She makes her directorial debut with “When We Were Young and Unafraid” at the Corn Stock Winter Playhouse in the final show of our 2021-2022 Winter Season.

All shows will be held at the Theatre Center – 1606 W. Park Rd. West Peoria, IL 61604 – and tickets can be purchased ahead of time, or walk-up sales are welcomed. To purchase your tickets for “When We Were Young and Unafraid”, go here. For questions, call our Box Office at (309) 676-2196.

As an extra bonus, The Broadway Deli & Lounge will be at all performances selling beer & wine. You must be 21 years and older. Cash and card only. In addition, Meal Boxes will be available for audience members for any performance except Sundays. If you are interested in a Meal Box, you need to call the Broadway Lounge at 309-431-9708 and place your order no later than 3:30pm for the day they are to deliver to the theatre. You can pay at the Concessions Counter at the Theatre Center when you arrive for your Meal Box.

Corn Stock is following all Illinois mandated COVID-19 guidelines and as such, all patrons are not required, but encouraged to wear masks. Extra child and adult masks will be available at the Box Office counter.

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