"Talley & Son" is about the privilege of a family business destined
to be devoured by big business. The principal characters are the
father and sons whose mercenary battles over assets only disguise a
more lethal war over affections. "Talley and Son" is part of the
Talley trilogy, dealing with members of the Lebanon, Mo., family and
their existence during World War II. The story is filled with petty
antagonism, scandals and selfishness that entwine the family in a
plot of Shakespearian proportions.
"Talley and Son" will be the
final show directed by Dan McLaughlin as Lincoln College's fine arts
chairman. He plans to retire at the end of the semester.
Lincoln College students performing in "Talley & Son" are as
follows: Jason Richards of Chicago plays Eldon; Pat Daly of
Buckingham plays Timmy; Erica Cotter of Fairbury plays Lottie;
Cassie Ellwing of Mundelein plays Netta; Craig Noort of Lansing
plays Buddy; Vanessa Bolash of Divernon plays Olive; Andrea Halbach
of Elkhart plays Sally; Rob Ackerman of Naperville plays Harley
Campbell; Jason Hodge of Chicago plays Calvin; Sam Tarullo of Berwyn
plays Emmet Young; Maggie Bever of Bloomington plays Viola Platt;
and Anastasia James of Williamsville plays Avalaine Platt.
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Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a
matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children and senior
citizens. To reserve tickets, call 217-732-3155, ext. 280. Office
hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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