Jack Whitney is thrilled to be playing the role of Dustin the Big Hopper in John Cooper High School’s production of Starlight Express. His previous John Cooper credits include Gloria Rasputin in Bye Bye Birdie (2016), Fish #4 in Seussical (2015), and Skipper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2014). When he isn’t on the stage, Jack is an active member of the John Cooper QuizBowl and Model Railway societies. Jack would like to thank Mr. McCauley for instilling him with a love of performance in a 5th grade class reading of The Iceman Cometh. Jack also thanks his parents for always letting him pursue his dreams.
Matthew “The Kid” Peacock is a dangerous man. He’s traveled the world, but due to his penchant for crime, has never been able to stay in one place for long. London was his home until he was put on the most wanted list for planking on city benches. Melbourne worked for a bit, but the city’s “No nude beaches” policy wouldn’t do for Matthew. After trying Beijing (insistence on walking up the down escalators angered local officials) and Buenos Aires (where his punch-the-ceiling dance style was deemed “a threat to society”), he has found a home in Williamstown. At least until his next crime spree.