Missouri Solo Play Festival

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Four Great Women Come to the Stage in Repertory

By Sandra Fenichel Asher
Adapted from the memoirs of Ilga Katais-Paeglis Vise
Directed by David Montgomery
Starring Annie Meek-Montgomery*

Ilga Vise, a longtime Springfield resident, is brought to the stage by another Springfield native, Annie Meek-Montgomery. At the center of her narrative is the winter of 1944–1945, when 10-year-old Ilga and her parents leave Latvia to escape the Russian occupation of their city. Soon they are taken into a German forced-labor camp and, eventually, walk 500 miles across frozen, war-torn northern Germany, survive strafing by Russian planes and find their way to a refugee camp in western Germany. Later sailing through an Atlantic storm to safety and freedom in America.
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association on a Special Appearance Contract.
JANUARY 5, 6 & 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM
JANUARY 7 & 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM

By John Logan
Directed by Gretchen Teague
Starring Leslie Ballew
For more than 20 years, Sue Mengers' clients were the biggest names in show business: Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman, Cher, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Nolte, Mike Nichols, Gore Vidal, Bob Fosse…If her clients were the talk of the town, she was the town, and her dinner parties were the envy of Hollywood. Now, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you. Springfield area premiere. This production contains mature language and situations.
JANUARY 12 & 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
JANUARY 13 & 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM
JANUARY 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM

By George Brant
Directed by Melanie Dreyer-Lude
Starring Sarah J. Wiggin*

From award-winning playwright, George Brant, comes the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. Springfield area premiere. This production contains mature language and situations.
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association on a Special Appearance Contract.
JANUARY 19 & 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
JANUARY 20 & 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM
JANUARY 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Choreographed by Matthew Hawkins, Steinvor Palsson, Frank McConnell, Ian Spink, Ruth Barnes, and Christine Devaney
Starring Ruth Barnes

Created from a collaboration with five international dance artists working in Scotland, dancer/choreographer Ruth Barnes takes Center Stage in a solo dance evening. This dance performance first premiered at Dance Base in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013 and has subsequently been seen at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn and The Dragon’s Egg in Connecticut. We are thrilled to bring SCT collaborator Ruth Barnes to our audiences in this special dance event. Springfield area premiere.
JANUARY 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM
JANUARY 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM
JANUARY 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Singles Tickets (per attraction)

Four Show Package
  • $64 for tickets to all four productions
Flex Pass Holders
  • Use one show of your pass to attend one attraction
  • Use two shows of your pass to attend all four attractions
  • You can arrange first two shows online or through the box office, but to arrange third and fourth productions you must to go through the box office.
$22 single play | $64 4-play pass
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