Join us for the play and a series of stimulating community conversations in March and April. Read on for event details:
Scolds, Bridles, and Shrews: Nasty Women in Early Modern England
A Community Conversation with Professor Amy M. Froide
Saturday, March 18, 2016, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, before our 8pm performance
Join us for a lively conversation with Dr. Amy Froide, who teaches women’s history at UMBC. What were the customs and expectations of courtship and marriage in Shakespeare’s time? How did that society treat its nonconformists? Combine this free pre-show talk with the ticketed 8pm performance of The Taming of the Shrew.
Click here for tickets to the performance.
Click here to RSVP to the pre-show conversation with Dr. Froide.
Book Chat: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, on Saturday, April 1, 2016, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, in our theater at 7 S. Calvert Street, Baltimore.
We’re reading Anne Tyler’s recent novel, Vinegar Girl, inspired by The Taming of the Shrew and part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series of contemporary authors re-envisioning Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Gather in the Middendorf Lounge on April 1 at 6:30pm for a book chat (with cash bar) co-sponsored by The Ivy Bookshop. To receive a 10% discount on your copy of Vinegar Girl at The Ivy Bookshop (6080 Falls Road, Baltimore), say you’re reading it with Chesapeake Shakespeare. Combine the free book chat with a purchased ticket to our 8pm performance on April 1.
The Taming of the Shrew, March 17 – April 9, 2017, at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 South Calvert Street at Redwood Street, two blocks from the Inner Harbor.
Before her younger sister can get married, fiery-tongued Kate must have a husband. Fortune-seeking Petruchio comes to town and accepts the challenge, but his attempt to “tame” his new bride results in a tumultuously titillating battle of the sexes.
Fierce and funny, The Taming of the Shrew is a rollicking romantic comedy that explores men and women, marriage, and the tempestuous journey of love. Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar directs. (Photo by Teresa Castracane.) Reserve tickets: Call the Box Office at 410-244-8570 or Click here for the ticket calendar.