The cast of the LCHS group interpretation performance of
"Sleepwalk With Me," by Mike Birbiglia, poses for a group
picture with the coaches. Front: Claire Conrady, Bekah
Harpin, Lena Stapleton, Abby Funk, Shelbi Fisher and Joella
Vermeire; back: head coach Jennifer Keith, Justin Broom,
Konnor Browne, Brad Miller, Matthew Langdon, Zac McCray, and
assistant coaches Wyatt Phillis and Betsy Buttell.
LCHS group interp speech team ends season on a high
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STANFORD — Senior Matthew
Langdon was awarded the honor of selection to the all-sectional cast
by all five judges for his performance in the Lincoln Community High
School group interpretation entry of "Sleepwalk with Me," by Mike
Birbiglia. Langdon led the group interp team to a fourth-place
finish. The team missed advancing to state competition by one point
but had their best performance to date.
The script was adapted from Birbiglia's one-man show by LCHS alum
and screenwriter Todd Schumacher. It was directed by Jennifer Keith,
Wyatt Phillis and Betsy Buttell and featured freshmen Claire Conrady,
Abby Funk and Shelbi Fisher; sophomores Bekah Harpin, Lena Stapleton
and Zac McCray; and seniors Joella Vermeire, Justin Broom, Konnor
Browne, Brad Miller and Langdon.
Sophomore Braden Tanner and senior Matthew Langdon were
selected to the all-sectional casts for their performances
in the contest play "The Shape of Things" and the group
interpretation "Sleepwalk With Me," respectively, at the
Olympia Sectional on Saturday.
Sophomore Braden Tanner was
selected to the all-sectional cast for his performance as Adam in
Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things." Other cast members were senior
Madison Bishop and sophomores Lena Stapleton and Zac McCray. The
40-minute cutting was directed by Buttell and Phillis and placed
fifth at Olympia.
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This competition marks the end of the competitive speech season,
which begins in October and continues through the last weekend in
March annually for the IHSA.
"Our kids were outstanding, They did exactly what they were asked
to do by their coaches, and sometimes the judges are looking for
something else," said Keith, head coach of the LCHS team.
"We are incredibly proud of their efforts and are so glad we have
so much talent in so many areas at LCHS," continued Keith. "It's a
great time to be a Railer."
[Text from file received from
High School staff]