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Betrayal and deception in one show, comedy in the other. Savage Rose Theatre Company will present two shows in repertory, The Changeling and A Midsummer Night's Dream, beginning tonight.  

The Changeling and A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed in repertory, meaning a different show each night.  The Changeling will be performed on Dec. 8, 10, 14, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. each night and on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.  A Midsummer Night's Dream, meanwhile, will go on Dec. 9, 12, 15, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.

All shows will take place in the MeX Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, located at 501 West Main Street in Louisville.

Tickets for the 2 hour, 15 minute show are $16 per person. Tickets to both shows are $30 per person.  Also, industry night shows, on Dec. 12 for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Dec. 14 for The Changeling, are $11 per person.  All tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office, the Kentucky Center website, or by calling the box office at 1-800-775-7777.  More information on the show can also be found at the Savage Rose website.

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a lighthearted piece that features four lovers and a group of actors who will find their lives completely upended thanks to a little fairy magic.  The Changeling, meanwhile, features lies and deception as a noblewoman seeks to get rid of a potential suitor.

Julane Havens directed A Midsummer Night's Dream, and J. Barrett Cooper directed The Changeling.  The Changling was created by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. 

A special lecture will take place before each show on Dec. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m.  These are free with admission.  

Following the repertory shows, Savage Rose will present The Importance of Being Earnest.  That show will run in March 2012.  

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