Seth Dylan Hunt

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the wacky musical "The Robber Bridegroom" April 21-May 7 at Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Pershing and Robberson downtown.  The show, by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, is based on a Eudora Welty novella.  "Many years ago," says director L.J. Summers, "when I was teaching in an Arkansas college, I was teaching a course in 'Southern Women Writers.' And (Welty's) novella was on the curriculum.  So I taught it, loved it. Then in later years I found out there was a musical adaptation and fell in love with the piece.