The American Shakespeare Center will present Taming of the Shrew at West Virginia Wesleyan College on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.
This hilarious comedy is much more than a battle of the sexes; it is also a profound look at the necessity of play in our lives. This production includes Shakespeare’s Induction, which presents the Kate and Petruchio story as a play within the play. Blending romantic comedy and outlandish farce, Shakespeare gives us a love story of psychological liberation and the mysteries of being married.
The show is free and open to the public.
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. The ASC Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, is open year-round for productions of classic and modern plays, which have been hailed by The Washington Post as “shamelessly entertaining” and by The Boston Globe as “phenomenal…bursting with energy.” Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the organization became the American Shakespeare Center in 2005 and can be found online at www.americanshakespearecenter.com.