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Footlight Players present comedy ‘Love List’

| November 28, 2013
What happens when a man gets the woman of his dreams, but then it all goes horribly wrong? Find out in the Triple Lock’s upcoming comedy, “Love List” starring Mathew Besco, Jeff Wherley, and Angela Stewart on Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m.

What happens when a man gets the woman of his dreams, but then it all goes horribly wrong? Find out in the Triple Lock’s upcoming comedy, “Love List” starring Mathew Besco, Jeff Wherley, and Angela Stewart on Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m.

COSHOCTON – What happens when a man gets the woman of his dreams, but then it all goes horribly wrong? Find out in the Triple Lock’s upcoming comedy, “Love List” starring Mathew Besco, Jeff Wherley, and Angela Stewart on Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m.

The play centers on Leon (Wherley) and Bill (Besco) as they go through a dating service, which is run by a gypsy, to find the perfect woman for divorced Bill. After answering 10 qualities Bill wants in a mate, a mysterious woman (Stewart) named Justine shows up at his door and acts like she has lived there all along. Here’s the twist: Justine only exists within Bill’s apartment. Soon, he finds out that his “perfect mate”  isn’t so perfect after all, and as he frantically begins to change the list, comedy ensues.

“We always wish other people were a certain way, but we never know what that’s like or anticipate the other side of that,” said Director Jon Cotterman. “When we get what we asked for, it’s never what we anticipated.”

Besco, Wherley, and Stewart are veteran actors and have starred in many other Footlight Players productions before. Besco is returning to the stage after a long absence while Wherley starred in last year’s Christmas production, “1940’s Christmas Radio Show” as well as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, and Stewart returns after her role in “37 Postcards”.

Cotterman is no stranger to the stage as he has starred in “Flaming Idiots” and “Rumors”. However, this is his first time directing a production.

“You kind of get to play all the actors at one time,” said Cotterman about his first time directing. “You’re constantly thinking about all of the characters, not just the one you’re playing. I’m seeing everything from a different perspective now.”

The cast and crew started rehearsing for the production in mid-October and rehearse for six weeks before opening night. The sets have been created by Patty Wherley and Nathan Mayse and are ready for production.

“I’ve got a great crew, experienced back stage people, and experienced actors,” said Cotterman. “So I’m excited about it. I think it’ll be a great play, especially around Christmas time when people are making out their wish list.”

Cotterman believes that although timing is a crucial part of any comedy on stage, audience members will love Justine’s character who, when Bill makes a change on his wish list, abruptly changes from one woman to a completely different woman.

“I think they are really going to enjoy Angela,” he said. “She does a fabulous job changing from one woman to another.”

Tickets for “Love List” are on sale now and reservations can be made Monday through Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. on performance days. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 622-2959 or go online at footlightplayers.com to reserve your ticket. “Love List” was written by Norm Foster and is produced locally by Jackie Mishler. The play contains adult content and is not suitable for children under 14 years old.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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