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The future of live local theatre in Greater Peoria – Out and About special edition

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Chip Joyce, Nona Buster (middle) and Nicki Haschke

This week’s episode of Out and About is a follow-up to part 1 of WCBU's local theatre coverage that focused on theatre's past. This episode focuses on the future of live local theatre in Greater Peoria.

Host Jenn Gordon is joined by Nicki Haschke from Peoria Players Theatre, Chip Joyce from Corn Stock Theatre, and Nona Buster from the Artistic Community Theatre of Pekin. You’ll hear about how these organizations made it through the pandemic, where they are at now, and what they need from the community to keep live local theatre strong in the Greater Peoria region.

Jenn Gordon is executive director of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois. She hosts Out & About every week on WCBU.
Jody Holtz is WCBU's assistant program director and host of WCBU's newsmagazine All Things Peoria and WCBU's morning news podcast On Deck.