Bryant Turnage

(Poster design courtesy Actors Theatre of Missouri)

Springfield Shakespeare at the Columns, in partnership with Actors Theatre of Missouri, Rice Theatricals, and The Dangerous Playground, presents William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" in the auditorium at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive adjacent to Phelps Grove Park.  This is a rare opportunity for local theatergoers to see an early, lesser-known Shakespeare work—his first tragic play, in fact.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre reaches back to 18th-century commedia dell' arte for its next production: The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi, to run July 10-26 at SCT Center Stage. 

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre goes classical with a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest February 13-March 1 in Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza. The original “lost” island play about romance, magic and renewal, this beloved masterpiece places the desire for revenge against the demands of love and captures the essence of the human condition with its compelling and timeless themes.