Jack Laufer

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer-winning play "Driving Miss Daisy", through December 3 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza.   Local favorite Julie Bloodworth plays Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in Atlanta in the late 1940s (a character based on Uhry’s grandmother).  Her son deems her too old to drive and hires 60-year-old Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre's September production, Christopher Durang's humorous riff on the plays of Chekov, "Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike," reunites Missouri State University alumni Julie Bloodworth, Jack Laufer, who's been seen recently on "Masters of Sex" and "Mad Men," and Oscar nominee Tess Harper to play three middle-aged siblings in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Durang’s comedy won the 2013 Tony Award for best play and receives its Springfield-area premiere September 11th at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza.