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Her family broken, her love betrayed, Medea takes her destiny into her own hands and plots a fearful revenge.
Come join us at Vault1031 starting September 18 and witness the tragedy, justice, and revenge of Medea! Euripides’ classic tragedy, first performed in 431 BCE, fully embodies the idea that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
The show is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. There will not be an intermission. For the cast list and additional information, please see the calendar event.
Performances will be held on the following dates at Vault1031 (1031 S. 6th St.):
Friday, September 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 19 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 20 – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 – 7:30 p.m.
But we aren’t slowing down. Fall into our seventh season with The Sea and Medea! Our Words Words Words play reading of The Sea will be performed at Vault1031 on Sunday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. Medea will run from September 18 through the 27 at Vault1031. For more information about either show, please select the above links.
We have a very exciting event coming up with Savage Rose.
On Sunday, August 16, we are taking over the restaurant! For any and all who eat and drink at The Village Anchor from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., a percentage of your food and drink purchases will go directly to Savage Rose to help us fund our upcoming season.
All you have to do is show up, tell your server you’re eating on behalf of Savage Rose, and enjoy some incredible food and drinks. The more diners that come, the higher percentage Savage Rose will get.
While reservations are not required, they are highly recommended as you will be guaranteed a seat, a meal and a drink, and the opportunity to support your favorite classical theatre company. You can reserve your spot by placing a reservation online here or by giving them a call at 502-708-1850.
In the meantime, take a look at their scrumptious food, beer, and wine menus. Based on my personal experience, I highly recommend the Spicy Chicken Kabobs, the Korean-Style BBQ Pork, the Fried Chicken, and the Hemmingway Daquiri. We hope to see you there!
UPDATE! The First Parallax Science Fiction Theatre Festival is POSTPONED until further notice. We will put the new dates here and on Facebook as soon as possible!
Savage Rose is looking forward to participating with a play reading of a scene from R.U.R. by Karel Čapek – the first written work that uses the now-familiar word “robot.” We’ll let you know when all switches are ON for this event!
Thank you all who could come out and audition for Savage Rose’s Season 7, the year of Revenge and Redemption! We had a great turnout and we have many difficult decisions to make ahead. Everyone who auditioned will hear from us, whether offered a role or not, in approximately four weeks.
In the meantime, you should occupy yourself by attending Kentucky Shakespeare’s The Birds at Central Park and the Festival Plaza! Kelly Moore, our artistic director, is performing and Rachel Vidal, our guest director for Medea, is the assistant director. Visit the Kentucky Shakepeare’s website for more information on the performances here.
You are cordially invited to Savage Rose’s 7th season’s open auditions for Medea and Everyman!
Auditions will be held on:
Sunday, May 17 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, May 18 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for CALLBACKS
All auditions will be at the Chapel of St. Philip of Neri:
236 Woodbine St.
Louisville, KY 40208
Please bring a headshot and resume, if you have either/both.
Performances: End of September, beginning of October
Please prepare one of the pieces provided below. You are not required to memorize the monologue. However, please familiarize yourself with the entire piece and the story.
Performances: End of March, beginning of April
Cold readings will be provided. If you can sing, and would like to, please prepare 16-32 bars of music to be sung a cappella. A hymn would be preferable but if you have another piece prepared that will be acceptable. Singing ability will not be required for any role in the production.
Depending on the volume of auditionees, please be prepared to stay approximately 30 minutes to an hour.
While we are auditioning for the main stage productions, please keep in mind we also present play readings and other small projects. As a company, we are always looking for more participants for these sorts of projects. Our production manager, Ashley Beck, will also be at the auditions if there is any interest in assisting backstage or with other technical elements.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashley Beck at email@example.com
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.
Check out the Season Calendar for more information regarding the reading.
Featuring: Tony Dingman, Michael Harris, Kelly Moore, Tom Schulz, Herschel Zahnd, Gerry Rose, Martin French, and Ashley Beck
A Note from Our Artistic Director:
I’m very pleased to continue Savage Rose’s mission of bringing great classical theatre to our community. Our company has been going through a major transition in the last few months, and it has been encouraging to be asked about what’s happening with the company and what we’ll be doing next. I couldn’t be happier to proclaim that we’re still going strong and we have an exciting season lined up for 2015-2016 along the theme of “Revenge and Redemption.”
Eurpides’ monumental tragedy Medea and the anonymous morality play Everyman are powerful, timeless pieces and surprisingly excellent foils for each other. Our play reading series Words Words Words returns on a bi-monthly basis, giving audiences a chance to hear a wide range of dramatic works, many not often produced.
My very deepest thanks for your support for Savage Rose as we look into the future and strive to always bring you dynamic classical theatre and to share with you our enthusiasm for the power of language.
Kelly Moore, Artistic Director
Want to hear more from Kelly about Savage Rose and our upcoming season? Check out her interview with Elizabeth Kramer at the Courier-Journal HERE!
OUR UPCOMING SEASON!
Fall 2015 – Medea, by Euripides
Jason, the fabled Greek hero who sought the Golden Fleece, has for many years been married to Medea, a foreign princess and sorceress. Medea assisted Jason during his quest and even saved his life on many occasions, though by questionable means. They have two children together, but Jason has recently abandoned Medea to marry the beautiful young daughter of King Creon of Corinth. Medea’s heartbreak and rage at her husband’s betrayal lead her down a dark, violent path to a shocking final act of vengeance. Euripides’ classic tragedy, first performed in 431 BCE, fully embodies the idea that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
Spring 2016 – Everyman, by Anonymous
Everyman is summoned by Death to give an account of himself before God, who feels that man has become consumed with pursuing pleasure and riches and has forgotten to tend to his soul. Everyman, fearful of facing his reckoning alone, seeks companionship for his journey, yet none of his kin will accompany him, nor will Fellowship or his worldly Goods. In the end, Good Deeds are all that go with Everyman to his final destination. One of the most famous morality plays, first presented in the late 15th century, Everyman is a beautiful allegory about accepting mortality and recognizing the value of what we do with the life we have.
Welcome, everyone, to the kick off of Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company’s 7th season with our Words Words Words Play Reading Series! Join us this Sunday for William Congreve’s The Way of the World. Details listed on the Season Calendar.
Sunday, March 1 at 7pm
The Vault1031, 1031 S. 6th Street
Season at the Play Reading so you don’t want to miss out. Admission is FREE!
See you there!