Springfield Contemporary Theatre

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the riotous send-up of Shakespeare's Danish prince, Hamlet Vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark, Oct. 16-Nov.1st at SCT Center Stage, corner of Pershing and Robberson downtown.  Written by Jeff Jenkins and Bryant Turnage and directed by David Rice, this is a co-production with Jeffrey Markus Productions.  Claudius, brother to the King, has developed a plan to usurp the throne of Denmark and finally deal with their pesky Norwegian neighbors: kill the King, seize the crown...and then bring him and his soldiers back as zombies.

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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.

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Tribes by Nina Raine, winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, and directed by Rick Dines, August 7-23 at SCT Center Stage, corner or Robberson and Pershing in downtown Springfield.  According to Rick “it’s a very fascinating play, a beautifully written piece that concerns this very eccentric, academic English family.  I had never read a play like this—it was so honest, and told a story I’d never heard told before.” The New York Times calls Tribes "a smart, lively…play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech." 

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre reaches back to 18th-century commedia dell' arte for its next production: The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi, to run July 10-26 at SCT Center Stage. 

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Equity actor/singer Sean Doherty from New York will be nothing if not busy as he spends his third summer in Springfield.  Cast in the lead role in Missouri State University Tent Theatre's opening production of its 53rd season, the musical Leap of Faith, Doherty decided to spend the one off-night during the run--this Sunday, June 14--doing an hour-long solo cabaret evening for Springfield Contemporary Theatre's "Sunday Songbook Series." on Sunday June 14 at 7:00pm at SCT Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza (corner of Pershing and Robberson).

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