The Taming of the Shrew
Presented by The Aquila Theatre Company. Written by William Shakespeare
- Mon. Mar. 4, 2013 10:15 am
About The Show
Famed for its linguistic acrobatics, The Taming of the Shrew stands as one of Shakespeare’s sharpest and funniest scripts. This one-hour minimalist version of the show tells a timeless battle-of-the-sexes story.
Themes of love, money, power and transformation are explored in this play-within-a-play. Bianca, the beautiful daughter of a lord, is eligible for marriage but cannot be courted until her elder sister, Katherine (Kate), finds a husband. Kate’s quick temper and acerbic wit, however, frighten off all prospects. In desperation, two of Bianca’s suitors hire a newcomer named Petruchio to seduce and “tame” Kate. And so the games begin!
Stay for our 15-minute Q & A with the cast after the performance.