Season Event

Aquila Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew

  • October 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

One of Shakespeare’s most adored comedies is brought to the stage by this outstanding British-American touring company. Set in Northern Italy, this enduring tale is the classic battle for power between the sexes. Bianca, the beautiful youngest child of a lord, cannot marry until her elder sister, Katherina, finds a husband. The older girl’s fierce temper and caustic wit frightens away every prospective suitor, until she meets her match in Petruchio, a newcomer who is hired to seduce and tame her. This timeless play with its controversial depiction of marriage and domestic life told in Shakespeare’s sharp, witty language, has inspired countless imitations from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, to the modern retelling, 10 Things I Hate About You. This superb production is presented by Aquila Theatre, the theater company described by the New York Times as “extraordinarily inventive and disciplined.”

$40, $32, $20