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The Taming of the Shrew

Directed by James Dunn

Kate and Petruchio in Marin Shakespeare's 2004 Wild West Version of The Taming of the Shrew

Producer's Perspective:

One of the most successful productions ever to come out of Marin County was Jim Dunn's Wild West The Taming of the Shrew. It's no wonder Jim maintains a warm spot in his heart for this gem which originated at the College of Marin and went on to earn a series of accolades, special performances and remountings. And can it be a wonder that Jim wanted to enjoy his creation one last – he claims! – time?

In some ways, this show was easy to produce, as Jim knew exactly its rhythms, sight gags, and casting needs. In other ways, it was daunting, with a huge reputation to live up to and attempt to exceed.



Cast of Characters

Whiskey Salesman

Piano Player
Servants to Petruchio

Saloon Girls


Tyler McKenna*
Nick Sholley
Jarion Monroe*
John Nahigian
Ian Swift
Marcia Pizzo*
Laurie Keith
Joef Bischoff
Paul Sulzman*
Jonathan Gonzalez*
Christopher Hammond
Stephen Dietz
Lee Simmons
David Kester
Linda Paplow
Christopher Hammond
Bret Anderson
Brady Boyd, David Moore, Gregory Moore, Lee Simmons
Marika Cotter, Evangeline Crittenden, Stephanie Lytle,
Sasha Painter

Production Staff

Artistic Director - Robert Currier
Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Set Design- Bruce Lackovic
Dialect Coach - Lynne Soffer
Lighting Design - Matthew Miller
Costume Design - Denise Kirchner
Props Design - Mary Jo Goss
Fight Director - Richard Lane
Sound Design - Billie Cox
Production Stage Manager - Helath Belden*
Western Skills Coach - Karen Quest


*Member of Actor's Equity Association

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