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.
March 18, 6:30pm — Scolds, Bridles, and Shrews: Nasty Women in Early Modern England, 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.
April 1, 6:30pm — Book chat: Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler – 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.
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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
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