Looking for a good date night idea? Mother’s Day pick? Family outing location? We’ve got you covered. Simantel is proudly sponsoring “Damn Yankees,” directed by Jimmy Ulrich at the Peoria Players Theater.

For us, creativity fuels far more than our 9-to-5 duties. We’re active participants and fans of the local arts community, and we are thrilled to support the Peoria Players, a true theatrical staple in our town.

Best of all, we know some of those Yankees. Our creative director Jake Beyhl’s wife, Ingrid, stars as Lola and two of his daughters are also taking the stage.

Simantelites, friends and family attended a private dress rehearsal to preview the show before the official open. For some new employees who recently located to the area, it was a chance to discover what our city’s art scene has to offer, all while hanging out with their coworkers.

Seeing a great show, celebrating Peoria theater, supporting a colleague’s family all while making memories as a team? Sounds like a home run to us.

Damn Yankees runs May 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 & 10 at 2:00 p.m. (matinee). Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for attendees 18 & under. Learn more.