THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Genre: Classical, Drama
©Julian Rozzell
Hipgnosis Theatre Company's latest production directed by John Castro

"The performers are confident and facile in their Elizabethan tongue, and
well-versed in the bawdy brutality of the Bard."
The Villager

"Performed with style, intelligence and most importantly, emotional honesty."
Theaterscene.net

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a play within a play, a piece of theatrical entertainment staged for Christopher Sly, a poor drunkard who is tricked into thinking himself a lord,a man with all the comforts that money and wealth and privilege can offer: a sumptuous home, fine food and drink, obedient servants, a submissive wife who dotes on him, and his own poor band of actors who perform plays for his enjoyment.

As a ramshackle, vaudeville THE TAMING OF THE SHREW unfolds, complete with actor-produced music, sound effects, presentational backdrops and unforgiving footlights, Sly doses off. The cast of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW begins to slowly take over the "home" of their sleeping patron, and the love story between Kate and Petruchio, the hidden play inside the slapstick, comes into full focus. Hipgnosis Theatre Company's production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a meditation on love, the theatrics it demands from us and creates in us, and the nature of what it means to be truly rich.

Preview:   06/14/07
Open:   06/15/07
Close:   06/30/07

Schedule:
Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 5:00 pm
Additional matinee Saturday, June 30 at 2:00 pm
Theater:   Flamboyan Theater (csv Cultural Arts Ce
Address:   107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
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Cost:$18
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Presented by: Hipgnosis Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.hipgnosistheatre.org