Savage Rose Classical Theatre http://wfpl.org en Savage Rose Closes a Solid Season of Storms With 'The Tempest' http://wfpl.org/post/savage-rose-closes-solid-season-storms-tempest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Savage Rose Classical </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> closes its fifth season this week — what it's been calling its "Season of Storms," a tribute to Shakespeare</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;— with "The Tempest," the shipwrecked quasi-comedy considered to be Shakespeare's solo swan song. Directed by Kelly Moore in her company directorial debut, this production is a solid rendering of Shakespeare's cautionary and often-funny tale about the perils of malignant ambition and the power of forgiveness.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:37:47 +0000 Erin Keane 9532 at http://wfpl.org Savage Rose Closes a Solid Season of Storms With 'The Tempest' REVIEW | Savage Rose's Miraculous 'King Lear' Is Both Tragic and Fun http://wfpl.org/post/review-savage-roses-miraculous-king-lear-both-tragic-and-fun <p>Let the trumpet sound! The classical players of Louisville's Savage Rose ensemble have done the near-impossible with "King Lear." Their three-hour tragedy of a medieval king undone, first by hubris and then by dementia, is more than an excellent and faithful Shakespeare production. It's also <em>fun</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Directed by Alec&nbsp;Volz&nbsp;and J. Barrett Cooper, who also plays the title role, "King Lear" runs through March 30 at Walden Theater on Payne Street.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:31:36 +0000 Erin Keane 8967 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | Savage Rose's Miraculous 'King Lear' Is Both Tragic and Fun Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole http://wfpl.org/post/byline-fbi-looks-metro-govt-legislature-mulls-felon-voting-rights-corvette-museum-sinkhole <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wi Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:10 +0000 Laura Ellis 8670 at http://wfpl.org Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole A Continuous Loop: Absurdist Comedy 'The Bald Soprano' Runs Back-to-Back http://wfpl.org/post/continuous-loop-absurdist-comedy-bald-soprano-runs-back-back <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Tad </span>Chitwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> decided to direct a production of "The Bald Soprano,"&nbsp;</span>Eugène&nbsp;Ionesco’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;absurdist satire of middle-class manners, he found the most common English translation from French a bit timid – not to mention out-dated, with its jokes about 1950’s British bourgeoisie.</span></p><p>“That doesn’t really resonate with American audiences," says Chitwood. "He was poking fun at clichés that don’t really exist anymore. Not only do they not exist, they tend to be British and French clichés of the mid-twentieth century. You’d read it and think okay, I guess that was funny once. So it had to be adapted, not just translated.”</p><p>Chitwood got to work on a new translation with an updated American sensibility. The show is produced by Savage Rose Classical Theatre, and <a href="http://thebardstown.com/bald-soprano.html">it opens Friday at The Bard's Town</a>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:08:52 +0000 Erin Keane 6608 at http://wfpl.org A Continuous Loop: Absurdist Comedy 'The Bald Soprano' Runs Back-to-Back American Drama in Three One Acts http://wfpl.org/post/american-drama-three-one-acts <p>Any list of celebrated American 20th century dramatists will include Pulitzer Prize winners Tennessee Williams and William Saroyan. Their work is a natural fit for Louisville's &nbsp;<a href="http://new.savagerosetheatre.com/">Savage Rose Classical Theatre</a>, which&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">draws on a classical repertoire covering roughly 2,000 years of theater, from the ancient Greeks to the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">20th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;century modern classics.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Savage Rose's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;"American One Acts," which <a href="http://www.kentuckycenter.org/Events/American-One-Acts/10704#tab-show-information-link">opens tonight in the Kentucky Center's </a></span><a href="http://www.kentuckycenter.org/Events/American-One-Acts/10704#tab-show-information-link">MeX<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, features&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Williams' "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" and </span>Saroyan's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> "Hello Out There."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But it's Pendleton King's "Cocaine" that's the intriguing dark horse, &nbsp;the kind of lesser-known, infrequently-staged classic that Savage Rose is known for producing.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:43:33 +0000 Erin Keane 5675 at http://wfpl.org American Drama in Three One Acts Savage Rose Announces Season of Storms http://wfpl.org/post/savage-rose-announces-season-storms <p><a href="http://new.savagerosetheatre.com/pages/home">Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company</a> has announced its 2013-14 season, which artistic director J. Barrett Cooper is calling "our season of storms." The next season, which begins in November with the Slant Culture Theatre Festival, is a tribute to William Shakespeare, with full productions of "Twelfth Night," "King Lear" and "The Tempest" planned.&nbsp;</p><p>"We believe Shakespeare&nbsp;is the greatest playwright to have lived, and the spark that lit the fire of all playwrights to come after him," Cooper said at a season release celebration Sunday night.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:02:28 +0000 Erin Keane 3299 at http://wfpl.org Savage Rose Announces Season of Storms Scottish Play Haunts Amphitheater's Parkside Studio http://wfpl.org/post/scottish-play-haunts-amphitheaters-parkside-studio <p>Just in time for Halloween, <a href="http://new.savagerosetheatre.com/pages/home">Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company</a> opens a production of the eerie Shakespeare tragedy "Macbeth." The bloody tale of renegade power, murder and madness opens Thursday at <a href="http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/event/161137/">Iroquois Amphitheater's Parkside Studio</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Metro Parks transforms the amphitheater stage into Parkside Studio by closing off the large stage's usually invisible fourth wall, creating an intimate, indoor stage (for days so foul and fair alike).&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:42:42 +0000 Erin Keane 2041 at http://wfpl.org Scottish Play Haunts Amphitheater's Parkside Studio