Le Wilhelm

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George Cron, managing director of local theater company A Class Act Productions has a long relationship with the late Le Wilhelm, Stone County native and noted playwright and theater director who died in 2013.  The two were friends for many years, and George delights in producing Wilhelm's humorous and often odd-ball one-act plays.  For the Valentine's Day weekend A Class Act will present four of Wilhelm's romantic-comedy one-acts under the umbrella title Foolish Hearts.  Performance dates are Thursday through Saturday February 11-13 all at 7:30pm at the 319 Event Center, 319 West Walnut S

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Le Wilhelm who died at age 67 in Long Island, New York in 2013, was a native of Galena, Missouri who received Masters degrees in Theatre from Missouri State University and the University of Florida.  After moving to New York City, Wilhelm enjoyed a 30-year career as a playwright and director, publishing 25 one-act plays.  But it's the unpublished works of Le Wilhelm that garner a lot of attention from area theater companies.  Missouri State University Assistant Professor Dr.

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Is someone planning to rob Walmart on Christmas Eve? Find out by seeing A Class Act Productions' holiday show "The Great Walmart Christmas Eve Robbery and Other Christmas Stories!"  Come celebrate at the elegant 319 Downtown Event Center on West Walnut. Order delicious hors d'oeuvres and libations to be served at your table!   Performances are Thursday through Saturday Dec. 18-20 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12.00, $10.00 for students.

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Coming August 21-23 at 7:30 pm, George Cron's A Class Act Productions presents MIXED NUTS, the Springfield premiere of three short comedies by Le Wilhelm in a new venue, the 319 Downtown Event Center, 319 W. Walnut.