July 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 2018

Distant Thunder
Robert Crowe and Ken Bradbury

Directed by Bill Bauser, Jr.

Distant Thunder shares the story of the people of New Salem and how the individuals shaped Abraham Lincoln's life.

 

Bill Bauser

Bill Bauser, Jr. has directed, vocal directed for TIP's STATE FAIR, HELLO DOLLY!, CHILDREN OF EDEN, and THE MUSIC MAN.  Through his career with theatre, Bill has directed, vocal directed and /or choreographed numerous productions for Muni, STC, TIP, PORTA High School, and SHG. Bill teaches music and drama at Rochester High School and is music director at the United Methodist Church in Petersburg, and serves as treasurer and PAVE administrator of STC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CAST

THOMAS REEP –Jim Yale
ABRAHAM LINCOLN – Elijah Sadler
JAMES RUTLEDGE – Chad Irmler
MRS. RUTLEDGE/MARIE – Cynthia Higginson
TG ONSTOTT/WILLY – Will Barnhart
HANNAH ARMSTRONG/MARY SPEARS – Shelly Flickinger
ROIL CLARY/MULE MAN/REV. PETER CARTWRIGHT – Gary DePatis
MRS. ONSTOT/MRS. BARNETT – Terri DePatis
BILL/HERNDON/SAM HILL – Brad Barnes
MRS. WILSON – Rebecca Lock
MAJORS – Nicholas Brady
FELICITY MAJORS/DAM LADY – Cindy Hamblin
HARRISON – David Anderson
JACK ARMSTRONG/REV. NEAL JOHNSON – Brian Bomke
DENTON OFFUTT/GUTHRIE WHITE – John Woodruff
MENTOR GRAHAM/UNCLE JIMMY – Dennis Killen
GEORGE WARBURTON – Michael Boeker
STELLA BERRY – Shelby Bayless
MARGARET/MRS. BERRY – Raquel Reid
LADY ONE/LADY CITIZEN TWO – Denise Klemm
LADY CITIZEN ONE – Michelle Tebrugge
SADIE – Lauren Mulacek
TOWNSPERSON – C. Hayden Denby
THE YOUTH OF NEW SALEM:
PUDGE/YOUNG FERGUSON – Jacob Metcalf
DUFFY – DJ Reid
ELLIE – Leotie Philbrick
ALEXIS – Maddy Harden
WILLA - Isabella Cavanagh
Margaret Hacke, Leah Maxa, Lauren Nale, Emma Rightnowar, Tyler Sathoff


 

THE STAFF

DIRECTOR:  Bill Bauser, Jr.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:  Judy McEvoy
COSTUME DESIGN:  Deb Iams
COSTUME ASSISTANT:  Mariann Denby
PROPS:  Melody Sheehan
SET DESIGN/PAINTER:  Maggie Perkins
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR:  Sharon Weaver