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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew


Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Shana Cooper

“Come on, and kiss me, Kate.”

Can anyone keep up with the brash and headstrong Katherine? The dashing adventurer Petruchio thinks he’s the man for the job. Two of the sexiest spirits in all of world theatre set off sparks in a clash of wills that is as hilarious as it is outrageous. Shakespeare’s masterful comedic take on the battle of the sexes turns everything we think about love, marriage, and gender on its head. Director Shana Cooper brings to the Globe her daring and contemporary staging, which The New York Times praised as “an exhilarating new way to look at the comedy through modern eyes,” and The Wall Street Journal’s theatre critic called “the best Shrew I’ve ever reviewed.”

Production Sponsors
Diane and John Berol
Karen and Donald Cohn
Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre
Darlene Marcos Shiley, in memory of Donald Shiley
The Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund