The Savage Rose is Louisville’s classic theatre ensemble, but don’t let the name fool you. Don’t mistake “classic” for stodgy, pretentious or banal. On the contrary, what director John Tillotson achieves in this production of Much Ado About Nothing is to return the story’s humor and charm. In this interview with Classical 90.5’s Scott Dowd, Tillotson is joined by artistic director Barrett Cooper, who portrays Benedick, and Virginia Schneider, his progressive foil and eventual love, Beatrice. Listen here.