Theatre/Sewanee will present William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 7–9, at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee March 10 at 2 p.m., at the Tennessee Williams Center. Admission is free with reservations available at eventbrite.com.
“The Taming of the Shrew,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, features the madcap Petruchio who woos Katherina, the perfect wife in every respect but one—she is an intolerable shrew. From their first explosive meeting, Petruchio subjects Kate to a series of verbal and physical indignities under the pretext of kindness. Despite her resistance, she is finally ready to swear that the sun is the moon or that an old man is a fair virgin if Petruchio insists. By the end of the play, Kate defends marriage as strongly as she denounced it in the beginning of their courtship.
Heading the cast are guest artist Raymond McAnally as Petruchio and Karissa Wheeler as Kate.
“The Taming of the Shrew” is directed by Peter Smith with scenery designed by Chynna Bradford, costumes designed by Danielle Silfies, and lighting designed by Liam Corley. Caitlin Berends is production stage manager.