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'The Vagina Monologues' to open Corn Stock Theatre's winter season

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OMG! I can't believe they're saying that word. You know the one — vagina!

Ok, so that isn't quite the reaction one gets about that word any more, but it remains somewhat a forbidden word to many, a word some will say only in a whisper after looking around to see if anyone else is listening.

It is time, said Amy Wyckoff, that the word vagina becomes mainstream.

"As long as I've been alive there has been some kind of stigma...

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'Over the River and Through the Woods' opens at Peoria Players

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With a veteran cast that includes some of the area's funniest and best-known actors, such as Mike Dentino and Judy Tilley, one would think Liz Landes Reed would be excited about raising the curtain on "Over the River and Through the Woods" at Peoria Players Theatre on Friday.

Oh, she loves her cast, make no mistake about that.

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Our first LiterList: Good Novels That Turned Into Pretty Good Films

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One of the things you will find in the Literarea is lists. Yes, lists. Let's call them LiterLists. These LiterLists will cover a wide range of literary topics and generally be focused on things we like, although there may be the occasional list of things we hate. Each list will grow over time with periodic additions being made, some based on reader feedback. So if our LiterList gives you a LiterThought send us a LiterNote or make a LiterComment...

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'Oklahoma!' to open Peoria Players season on Friday

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"Oklahoma!", one of the most popular musicals ever written, will open Peoria Players' 2011-12 season at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the theatre at 4300 N. University St.

Directed by Bryan Blanks, it will be the first time the show – the first written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II – has been performed on a Peoria Players stage in the 93 years the theatre has existed.

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Arsenic and Old Lace opens Friday at Corn Stock Theatre

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Imagine sitting right outside somebody's house, peeking in the windows and listening while murders are being plotted and covered up.

That's the feeling Charles Brown hopes to give audiences of "Arsenic and Old Lace," the final show of Corn Stock Theatre's summer season under the tent in Upper Bradley Park. The show opens Friday and continues through Sept. 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12 each for adults and $10 for...

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LiterList #2: Writers Who Have Made Appearances in Films

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Obviously, film adaptations of novels have been with us basically since the beginning of film-time. While it's not unusual for a great writer to have his or her work appear on screen, it is somewhat unusual for a great writer to appear on screen themselves whether it be in their film/novel or another.

In this, our second LiterList, we take a look at Writers Who Have Made Appearances In Films. Video clips with comments below. And don't...

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