The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

"I see a woman may be made a fool
If she had not a spirit to resist"

But what happens when a man makes it his mission to break--or tame--that spirit? Katherine Minola lives in a world controlled by men. Married off by a father desperate to preserve his family's reputation and open his younger, sweeter daughter Bianca up to the possibility of marriage, Kate finds herself subject to the will of a husband bent on taming her by any means. And tame her Petruchio does, beating, starving, gaslighting, and mocking Kate until she obeys his every whim. Our production will explore the tragedy of Shakespeare's famous battle of the sexes, asking how and if a woman can be expected to live in an environment as suffocating as Kate's.
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April 19 at 8:00pm
April 20 at 8:00pm
April 21 at 2:00pm
April 21 at 8:00pm
@ Morse Crescent Theater
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Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
KateRyan Benson
PetruchioZeb Mehring
GrumioLauren Bond
BaptistaRyan Lim
BiancaVanessa Copeland
LucentioLucas Vázquez Bassat
TranioGabrielle Poisson
Gremio Eden Mendelsohn
Hortensio Elka Wade
BiondelloAdrianne Owings
VincentioEden Mendelsohn
CurtisElka Wade
Production Staff
DirectorSarah Young
ProducerJack McAuliffe
Stage ManagerKatelyn Toland
Lighting DesignerECR Chen-Ran
Set DesignerMari Melin-Corcoran
Costume DesignerMerritt Barnwell
Graphic DesignerSoledad Tejada
DramaturgSarah Young
Fight ChoreographerMike Rossmy
Associate ProducerAnelisa Fergus
Assistant DirectorMax Teirstein
Assistant ProducerMelvin Rouse
Assistant Stage ManagerAlexandra Thomas
Assistant Lighting DesignerLydia Buonomano

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