Kelly Moore as Kate in Savage Rose’s The Taming Of The Shrew.
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After a brief dormant period following the retirement of Company Founder J. Barrett Cooper, Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company has announced its upcoming 2015-2016 productions and the appointment of Kelly Moore as Artistic Director. The news was presented from the stage of Vault 1031, where the company was about to engage in a reading of William Congreve’s The Way Of The World. In what will be its 7th Season, Savage Rose will present two contrasting productions, supplemented by the return of its Words, Words, Words, Play-Reading Series on a bi-monthly schedule throughout the year. Dates and audition information forthcoming.
Perhaps even more importantly, the board has officially appointed Kelly Moore, who has served as Interim since August 2014, as new Artistic Director. Savage Rose will continue its strategic focus on delivering vibrant plays and growing within the region’s supportive arts environment. Company Founder, J. Barrett Cooper, said of Moore as Interim AD, “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.”
Moore says, “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 2015-16 along the theme of ‘Revenge and Redemption’.
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.”
Directed by Kelly Moore
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.