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freshman Betsy Buttell, sophomores Tony Crawford and Nick King, and junior
Josh Twente, all of Lincoln, and local youngsters Lizzie Herzog and Sullivan
Peterson-Quinn, have been cast in Tina Howe's "Coastal Disturbances." The
show will run April 22-25 at the Johnston Center for Performing Arts on the
Lincoln College campus. [see
"Coastal Disturbances" is set
on a private beach along the northern shore of Massachusetts. The
story chronicles four generations of vacationers and focuses on
the budding romance between a handsome lifeguard named Leo and a
kooky young photographer named Holly Dancer. This Broadway hit is
daring and experimental in its uncynical approach to love and
romance. The New York Times described "Coastal Disturbances" as "a
modern play about love that is, for once, actually about love."
The role of Faith Bigelow is
played by Betsy Buttell, daughter of Mark and Linda Buttell of
Lincoln. She is a recent graduate of Lincoln Community High School
and is active at Lincoln College as a member of Sophistikatz and
the Lincoln College Chorale. She plans to transfer to a four-year
university to study theater.
Tony Crawford will play Dr.
Hamilton Adams. Crawford plans to transfer to Southern Illinois
University Carbondale to earn a degree in theater. He is the son
of John and Lucretia Crawford of Clinton and resides in Lincoln
with his wife, Sarah.
Nick King, who has been cast
as Leo Hart, is a 2000 graduate of Lincoln Community High School.
He is the son of Alan and Gail King of Lincoln.
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Josh Twente, who plays Andre
Sor, is working toward a bachelor of arts in liberal arts at the
Lincoln College campus in Normal. He is the son of Carl and Kathy
Twente of Lincoln.
Sullivan Peterson-Quinn, who
is playing Winston, is the son of Tom and Kim Quinn of Lincoln.
He is a second-grader at Adams Elementary School and is no
stranger to the stage. He has appeared in Shakespeare's "As You
Like It" at the Bloomington Shakespeare Festival and in Lincoln
Community High School's production of "Cinderella."
Lizzie Herzog, a third-grader
at Zion Lutheran, is the daughter of Chris Herzog and Gretchen
Schreiber-Herzog of Lincoln. She has also participated in several
local productions, including Lincoln College's "Pippin" and
Lincoln Community High School's "Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat." She has been cast as Miranda.
Showtime is at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 22; Friday, April 23; and Saturday, April 24; with
a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25.
Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children and senior
citizens. To reserve tickets call (217) 732-3155, ext. 280, Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
College news release]