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March 2015
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Words, Words, Words Play Reading Series: “The Way of the World” by William Congreve

March 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vault,
1031 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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First performed in 1700, William Congreve's comedy "The Way of the World" highlights the corruptibility of high society, the differences between city and country sensibilities, mocks the intrigues and scandals of the idle rich, and exposes materialistic attitudes toward love and marriage. Mr. Mirabell wants to marry young widow Mrs. Millamant, but in order to marry her and receive Millamant's dowry, he must win the approval of her aunt, Lady Wishfort, who detests him and wants Millamant to marry her…

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April 2015
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Words, Words, Words Play Reading Series: “Terra Nova” by Ted Tally

April 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vault,
1031 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Drawn from the journals and letters found on the frozen body of Captain Scott, the action of the play blends scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott and his young wife and with fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat him to the South Pole. Refusing the use of sled dogs as unsporting, Scott and his team struggle to drag their heavy gear across a frozen…

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August 2015
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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: “The Sea” by Edward Bond

August 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vault,
1031 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Our third offering in this season's play reading series is Edward Bond's lyrical tragicomedy The Sea. First produced in 1973, the play is set in 1907 in a small English seaside village. A well-known and loved member of the community dies at sea during a violent storm. The play explores the reactions of the villagers to the loss and the attempts by two young lovers to break away from the constraints of their hierarchical, and sometimes insane, society.   Featuring:¬†Omicah…

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December 2015
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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni

December 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vault,
1031 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Start your holiday season right with our fourth installment of our free Words Words Words Play Reading of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. If you had a chance to see our production, Commedia Cannon last December, you may remember a scene from this play. Come see what the rest of the story is about! Beatrice, a woman who has traveled to Venice disguised as her dead brother in search of the man who killed him, Florindo, who…

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May 2016
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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: “The History and Fall of Caius Marius” by Thomas Otway

May 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vault,
1031 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Savage Rose's eighth season begins with the next installment of our free Words Words Words Play Reading Series, The History and Fall of Caius Marius by Thomas Otway. Thomas Otway's 1680 tragedy The History and Fall of Caius Marius, set in Augustan Rome, is an intriguing mashup of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and a story by Plutarch from his Parallel Lives. The play is about two senators, Metellus and Marius Senior, fighting for political control. Metellus represents the old nobility,…

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July 2016
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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek

July 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Vault,
1031 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Second installment of our free Words Words Words Play Reading Series! The play takes place in a factory that makes artificial people out of synthetic matter, to take the place of human workers. They feel no pain or emotion; they can learn and remember vast amounts of information, but apparently don't think for themselves and are regarded as objects only. All that begins to change when the robots are used as soldiers and taught to kill, leading to a hostile…

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December 2016
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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: “Double Falsehood” by Lewis Theobald

December 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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As a Community Partner with the Frazier History Museum for the Folger Library Exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Savage Rose and the Speed Museum team up for the theatre company's third installment of this season's Words Words Words Play Reading Series. In celebration of the Folger Library's exhibit First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on display at the Frazier History Museum November 10 through December 10, Savage Rose presents a reading of the controversial…

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January 2017
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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: Selections from “Ariadne” by Thomas Corneille

January 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Speed Art Museum,
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Savage Rose and the Speed Art Museum are teaming up once again to celebrate the museum's 90th birthday! Kelly Moore and Ashley Beck Heimbrock will be performing two to three short pieces from Thomas Corneille's Ariadne next to the portrait of Mademoiselle Duclos hanging in the Speed Art Museum. Ariadne is a French play by playwright Thomas Corneille in which Mademoiselle Duclos' name is mentioned. This is a free event and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.…

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March 2017
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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: “Life is a Dream” by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

March 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vault,
1031 South Sixth Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Closing installment of this season's free Words Words Words Play Reading Series. Reading itself will be preceded by a short talk led by Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, an associate professor in Spanish in the Classical and Modern Languages department at the University of Louisville. "Life is a Dream" focuses on the Segismundo, Prince of Poland, who has been imprisoned since birth in a tower by his father, King Basilio, following a dire prophecy that the prince would bring disaster to the…

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