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[APRIL 15, 2004]  Lincoln College 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 pictures here]

"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.

[Lincoln College news release]

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