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Indiana Festival Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew

Poster image for 2012 Indiana Festival Theatre, photo from Indiana Festival Theatre production of The Comedy of Errors

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Michaelsen

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July 5*- 8, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27 at 7:30 pm
July 8, 22, 28 at 2:00 pm

Wells-Metz Theatre




“In Shakespeare’s day, “comedy” meant only that the lead character didn’t die. Here, it means that the fun button has been punched and turned up loud.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9/6/2002

Don’t miss Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes as a desperate father insists that his eldest daughter, the temperamental Kate, find a husband before the fair younger sister may marry. Enter the passionate, cocksure Petruchio who spirits Kate away to “tame” her. Crockery shall be thrown!

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Ben Abbott (Hortensio)

Nicole Bruce (Grumio)

Molly Casey (Kate)

Aaron Densley (Lucentio)

Ken Farrell (Vincentio)

Evelyn Gaynor (Wint)

Clayton Gerrard (Curtis)

Jackson Goldberg (Biondello)

Ray Hedin (Pendant)

Rob Johansen (Gremio)

Nancy Lipschultz (Baptista)

Andrea Mellos (Bianca)

Adam Noble (Petruchio)

Tim Pyles (Tranio)

Abby Rowold (Widow/Servant)

Jaysen Wright (The Tailor/Haberdasher)

Production Team

Jonathan Michaelsen (Director)

Tim Barbiaux (Scenic Designer)

Jason Orlenko (Costume Designer)

Lee Burckes (Lighting Designer)

Colin Shay (Sound Designer)

Chelsey Sorbo (Stage Manager)