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The Taming of the Shrew
Directed by Robert S. Currier

Kate and Petruchio from The Taming of the Shrew 1997

Producer’s Perspective:

We’ve had a lot of pure fun with many of our productions, but this one was one of the best. It was such an outrageous adaptation that it probably shouldn’t have been called The Taming of the Shrew. We had seen a brilliant Shrew set in the 1950’s at the National Theatre in London, and realized how well that era worked with this play about a nascent women’s liberation in an age when ladies were expected to be “nice.” We had also been astounded by an amazing TV show, The Singing Detective (which is one of the best things ever created for television) where characters break into song and dance numbers that illuminate their subconscious. Somehow, we put the two together and came up with this be-bop Shrew where large chunks of text were eliminated and replaced seamlessly with pieces of rock-and-roll songs."


The Characters

“At Ye Olde Castle Bowl”
Christopher Sly
Soda Jerks & Patrons
Victoria Evans
Bud Sisson
Assaf Cohen
The Company

The Play Within the Play


Michael Eliopouios
Marvin Greene*
Paul Silverman
Gabriel Diamond
Lewis Sims*
Mary Knoll
Jessa Brie Berkner
Valerie Weak
Michael Oakes
Patrick Flick*

Servants to Petruchio
Catie Campbell, Tim
Fessenden, Noah Heldfond,
Matt Horn, Alex Koehne
Liat Blum
Lucy Choi
Assaf Cohen
Stephen Winton-Henry
Victoria Evans

Production Staff

Mananging Director – Lesley Schisgall Currier

Set & Lighting Design - Bruce Lackovic
Costume Design - K.C. Wallace
Props Design - Mary Jo Goss
Fight Director - The Academy of the Sword
Production Stage Manager - Evi Pazmanczyk*
Dialect Coach – Kimberly Mohne
Hairstylist – Stephani Bales
Musical Consultant – Al Stewart


*Member of Actor's Equity Association,



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