Vashon Repertory Theatre (VRT) will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a televised performance of Savage/Love, Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm on the Vashon Center for the Arts TV station. (VCA TV https://vashoncenterforthearts.org/vca-tv/). Savage/Loveis a collection of monologuesby Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepardon the puzzles and vagaries of romantic love. Because it does not follow the standard narrative structure of a play, it has been staged, since its 1979 premiere at New York’s Public Theatre, in varied productions including dance and music. VRT’s production companyis capitalizingon that flexibility.
Each of the monologues will be performed by professional actors and actingcouples, including Kevin Joyce and Martha Enson, David Godsey and Janet McAlpin, Bill Moyer and Esther Edelman, and Mik Kuhlman. VRT Founding Director Charlotte Tiencken andUMO Artistic Director Elizabeth Klobare co-directing.Singer-songwriter Kat Eggleston will attach original music to each piece, and Klob will choreograph dance performances created to amplify the messages of certain monologues.
Playwright Chaikin is quoted as sayingof Savage/Love, “We felt it should be made up of love moments that were immediately familiar to most people in the audience…”That familiarity makes Savage/Lovean at once moving and joyful experience for any loverpast or present.
Vashon Repertory Theatre is a collective of theatre artists who live on Vashon Island andinthe South Puget Sound region.VRT members strive to make a difference in our community and the world.Founded by Charlotte Tiencken, she and the other VRT members startedthis company because theybelieve it is time to utilize the wealth oflocal talent to produce evocative theatre that uses high quality stories to explore issues relevant to our lives today.
To learn more about VRT, including its 2021 production schedule, go to https://www.vashonrepertorytheatre.org/