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Love, longing, gambling, and revenge are among the themes that take place in American One Acts, which Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company will present beginning Friday.

American One Acts will take place on June 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. each night.  An additional show will occur on June 15 at 2:30 p.m. All performances are to happen inside the Mex Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, located at 501 West Main Street in downtown Louisville.

Tickets for most shows are $17 per person.  The industry night show, June 10, will be $14 per person.  All tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office, Kentucky Center website, or by calling the box office at 1-800-775-7777.  

American One Acts features a trio of plays from the early part of the 20th Century that deal with issues of longing, addiction, and obsession, among others.  

Pendleton King's Cocaine, which J. Barrett Cooper directed, focuses on two souls who find each other during a summer morning and speak of love, longing, and death.  

Meanwhile, Tennessee Williams's 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, which Jennifer Pennington directed, features the burning of a cotton mill and revenge via seduction of a wife. 

Finally, William Saroyan's Hello Out There, which Cooper also directed, focuses on the struggles of a gambler and the lady he falls for while in jail.  

More information on the productions can be found at the Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company website.

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