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Coming to Springfield Contemporary Theatre Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza: Killer Joe by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Letts, directed by Melanie Dreyer-Lude, April 22nd through May 7.  Killer Joe is described by SCT as "a Southern American gothic crime thriller set in a West Dallas trailer park"--but director Melanie Dreyer-Lude (Assistant Professor of Theatre Performance at Missouri State University) assures me the show is "funny, with lots of opportunities for laughter," despite the dark-sounding storyline.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre's new production of William Inge's modern classic Bus Stop has opened at the company's SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, and continues through April 3rd.  Considering the name recognition of the play (helped, no doubt, by the 1956 film version featuring Marilyn Monroe), I was genuinely surprised when director Dr.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the area premiere of the musical Hands on a Hardbody, directed by Rick Dines, Feb. 12-28 at SCT Center Stage, corner of Pershing Street and Robberson Avenue in the west end of the Wilhoit Plaza building.

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The third of Springfield Contemporary Theatre's "Missouri Solo Play Festival" offerings debuts Friday January 15 at SCT Center Stage in downtown Springfield: Saving Rose O'Neill, written and performed by Marcia Haseltine and directed by Dr. Robert Bradley.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre's new "Missouri Solo Play Festival" was launched last week with Ned Wilkinson's Firing My Bass Teacher, which concludes its run this weekend at SCT Center Stage in downtown Springfield.  Opening tonight (Friday January 8) will be the second of three plays in the festival, Everybody Dies, receiving its Midwest premiere. 

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