Winter Play - "Taming of the Shrew"
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jerome Melchior

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts...

In this classic comedy, William Shakespeare invites us to explore and question the parts we play.  Some parts are willingly accepted or even enthusiastically pursued.  Some are taken on only because of the pressure of other people's expectations about what we can or should be allowed to be.  What does it really mean to be female or male, ally or adversary, controlled or controlling...husband or wife?  Who gets to decide, and at what cost?  On the surface, this is a play about a headstrong woman who is 'tamed' by the chauvinistic man her family wants her to marry.  As the rollicking battle unfolds; however, it is not always clear who is doing the 'taming' and who is being 'tamed'.  Who gets to decide?  You do:  as always, Shakespeare invites us to consider other, more complicated possibilities regarding the true nature and significance of what is transpiring onstage, including the possibility that perhaps Katherine and Petruchio are deciding for themselves and together what parts they will accept and how those parts will be played as their marriage begins and evolves.

Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 23, Friday, Feb. 24, Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 pm
Senior Citizen Preview - Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 pm

CLICK HERE for online ticket sales

Onstage seating, general admission, limited seating
All seats reserved.  Tickets available online at beginning Monday, February, 6, click on "Purchase 'The Taming of theSchrew' tickets here" on the homepage.
Ticket booth opens on Monday, February 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day students are in school and one hour prior to each performance.  651-683-6964