Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare

Directed by Robynn Rodriguez

One of Shakespeare’s most raucous comedies, in The Taming of the Shrew characters struggle against the roles they have been prescribed by gender, class, or age.  While the results of these struggles provide some of the most hilarious moments in the canon, they also leave us with unsettling questions about the human cost of maintaining the status quo.  Thorny, funny, and deeply human, Kate and Petruchio are two of Shakespeare’s most fascinating characters.  Out of place because of their honesty in a world of deception, can these two broken people find happiness where they least expect it?