Since its inception, Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company has showcased the relevance of classic theatre.
In its recently announced seventh season, Savage Rose will present two contrasting productions centered on the themes of “Revenge and Redemption,” with newly appointed artistic director Kelly Moore at the helm.
The Savage Rose board officially appointed Kelly Moore as new artistic director after serving in the interim since August 2014 upon company founder J. Barrett Cooper’s retirement.
“Kelly knows the company. Out of anybody she’s the one who knows the mindset of the company, and I think she can make strong decisions and lead it into a future incarnation,” Cooper said.
This year, Savage Rose will present “Medea”by Euripides, and “Everyman” by an anonymous playwright.
“Medea” tells the story of 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 BC, fully embodies the idea that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
In “Everyman,” the titular character, 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.
Specific dates for the productions will be released at a later time, but “Medea is slated for fall 2015 and “Everyman” for spring 2016.