Ilga Vise

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the 2018 Missouri Solo Play Festival at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza (corner of Pershing & Robberson) throughout the month of January, with plays about four great women running in repertory.  The first play in the festival is "Walking Toward America" by Sandra Asher, adapted from the memoirs of Ilga Vise, longtime Springfield resident (and one of the interviewers on the League of Women Voters' Monday-morning KSMU program "Making Democracy Work").  Following that is "I'll Eat You First: A Chat with Sue Mengers" by John Logan, which depicts t

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Ilga Vise talks with Debora Biggs, executive director of the Safety Council of the Ozarks, about the local chapter's relationship with the National Safety Council, that organization's history and the establishment of the local chapter in 1976.

Safety Council of the Ozarks works to save lives and prevent injury through education, training and services, according to Biggs.