Ned the Band Tells Why He Fired His Bass Teacher in One-Man SCT Show

Dec 25, 2015

Ned Wilkinson's original one-man show "Firing My Bass Teacher" kicks off Springfield Contemporary Theatre's Missouri Solo Play Festival in January.
Credit (Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre launches their "Missouri Solo Play" Festival on New Year's Day, January 1st, with three one-person plays running in repertory through January 24. Kicking off the series will be longtime Springfieldian (now living in Orlando, Florida), Ned "The Band" Wilkinson, with the world premiere of a show he's written about himself called Firing My Bass Teacher, directed by Rick Dines.  

Ned, in a phone conversation from his home in Orlando, Florida, described the show as full of his original songs, patter, and stories, all focused on exactly how he came to be "Ned the Band"... specifically his interactions with numerous music teachers over the years, including one who made things pretty rough on him--and, according to Ned, still does!  Ned will be playing some 18 instruments during the performance (yes, he really does play that many!), so he'll do plenty of illustration of the importance music teachers have had in forging his live and career.

Firing My Bass Teacher debuts on New Year's Day, January 1st, 2016 at 7:30pm at SCT Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza.  Complete information on the "Solo Play Festival" is available at or by calling 831-8001.