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The Taming of the Shrew

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The Taming of the Shrew

"And where two raging fires meet together
They do consume the thing that feeds their fury"

Smart, passionate, and mad as hell, Kate wants nothing to do with marriage or men. But in Padua, marriage and money are the name of the game, and Kate’s younger sister Bianca is the ultimate prize. Alas for Padua’s vying bachelors, Bianca can’t marry ‘til her sister gets hitched. So when the wild renegade Petruchio arrives in Padua in search of a wife (and her dowry), he and Kate collide in a battle of wills that could change the rules of their world forever.

Shakespeare’s explosive and provocative comedy stirs up questions about love, power, identity, and wealth, compelling us to examine the rules of our world and the roles we play inside it. Talkback with actors after every show!

Generously sponsored by Howard and Natalie Shawn.


Free Pre-Show Talk on July 16 at 4:00 pm.
This new pre-show talk provices insight into the plot and charactefrs of the play to enhance your experience.

Director's Panel on Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 am
Join director Kelly Galvin and cast members for a discussion of the creative journey of bringing The Taming of the Shrew to the outdoor stage at The Mount.
Adults $10 | Students Free


Kelly Galvin

Kelly Galvin


ninth season (Director, Love’s Labor’s Lost) S&Co Director: The Clean House (reading), Fall Festival of Shakespeare 2008-2013, Bankside Preludes. S&Co Actor: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, The Venetian Twins, The Winter’s Tale, The Learned Ladies, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. WAM Theatre: Artistic Associate (2012-2014), The Last Wife director,


Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.