Happiness, sadness, sexy moments, sleepless nights and sheer frustration– I guess the topic must be love.
“Savage Love” captures the emotions that we have all felt at some point in our lives, even if we haven’t yet found true love.
On October 29th a preview of the show played out at the Single Carrot Theatre.
The theatre shares space with Parts and Labor, a modern restaurant and butchery and the Baltimore Improv.
This decadent old, yet marvelously modernized building in the Remington area of charm city is a great venue.
….an ah ha moment for lovers and wanna lovers everywhere….
The set design by Edward Victor is modern and chaotic –but in a good way. A way that reflects and enhances the story, the chaos of finding and losing love. The lighting by Ryan Johnson is the perfect accompaniment adding to the creation of different scenes and moods.
Described as a love letter to Baltimore, a city where love is lost and found every day, this show brings an ah-ha moment for lovers and wanna romantics everywhere. The talented cast of 6 share their romantic journey and relationships.
The cast is made up of Single Carrot Theatre ensemble members.
Genevieve De Mahy, Paul Diem, Kellie Mcclearly, Dustin C.T. Morris, Lauren Saunders and Mathew Shea took the stage and owned it.
The cast was engaging, convincing and humorous as they shared their love stories.
Throughout the show, the audience connected with moments they saw in themselves and reacted to them. The idea of changing our appearance, our political stance and so much more trying to attract the partner of our dreams. Admit it, been there – done that!
The show starts with the reciting of the 19 poems that make up the love stories. Those stories are then reenacted and re-lived with a lot of flair and character. Spoiler alert! There is also a fabulous and somewhat unexpected musical moment. I will leave it at that.
“Which version of me will make you want to touch me,” “What will it take for you to cross the border.”
Just some of the great lines in the show celebrating love, looking for love, finding love and being disappointed with love when you find it.
Meghan Stanton designed the sound for the show. The music added to the overall mood and storyline of the show from the minute you take your seat through the end of the show, moving through the emotions of love musically. Great job!
Director Jen Spieler says she wanted the piece to be readily identifiable, she pulled that off. This is how real life love is, fearful and unpredictable.
The question remains is love worth it, are we supposed to be like swans and have the same partner for life or is love just savage?
Running Time: One hour and fifteen minutes with no intermission. Your program acts as your ticket, and each ticket comes with a complimentary drink.
Advisory: Adult themes. Simulated sex.
“Savage Love” runs through November 20th. For tickets, you can check out the Single Carrot Theatre’s website here.