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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!

Important: Seating in on the lawn. You can bring lawn chairs and blankets. We also have a limited number of chairs for rent ($2/chair rental fee).

Generously sponsored by Howard and Natalie Shawn.

TALKS

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

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Artists

Zoa Archer

Zoa Archer

(Ensemble)

first season (Ensemble, The Taming of the Shrew) S&Co: Summer Conservatory, Sylvia (Pants); Messenger (Boys of York). Zoa is a theatre student and an education intern.

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Dara Brown

(Tranio)

first season (Tranio, Taming of the Shrew) is an actor from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She recently spent a summer working with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre in Amazing Grace and The

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Fiona Herter

Fiona Herter

(Ensemble)

second season (Ensemble, Taming of the Shrew) S&Co: Forester (Love's Labors Lost), Hamlet (Hamlet); Regional: Perdita (The Winters Tale), Ensemble (Secret in the Wings). Fiona is currently at Umass Amherst studying Theatre and English, and is excited to be spending her summer with S&Co.

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Caitlin Kraft

Caitlin Kraft

(Grumio/Widow)

eighth season (Grumio/Widow, Taming of the Shrew; Riotous Youth Faculty) S&Co NE Regional Tour: Gertrude/Gravedigger, Hamlet; Baptista/Grumio/Widow, Taming of the Shrew; Emilia/Roderigo, Othello; Helena/Quince, Midsummer. Other S&Co: Hippolyta/Snug, Midsummer; Mopsophil, Emperor of the Moon; Smeraldina, The Servant of Two Masters; Elmire, Tartuffe; Pisanio, Cymbeline. Has proudly been an

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Daniel Light

Daniel Light

(Hortensio/Vincentio)

second season (Hortensio/Vincentio, Taming of the Shrew) first worked with S&Co in the summer of 2012; he quickly fell in love with the education and artistic work being done, and is thrilled to be working with the company again! He is a graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the

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Matthew Macca

Matthew Macca

(Baptista)

first season (Baptista, The Taming of the Shrew) Stage credits include: Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hartford Stage), Not My Monster! (The Flea), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Playhouse on Park), Twelfth Night (Valley Shakespeare Festival), and his solo show Mouth Open Eyes Closed (Boston University). His plays

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Jordan Mann

Jordan Mann

(Gremio/Curtis)

first season (Gremio/Curtis, Taming of the Shrew) is a Brooklyn based actor with a BFA from NYU Tisch and a Masters in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. This is her first season with S&Co and she was thrilled by the madness and complexity

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Nick Nudler

Nick Nudler

(Petruchio)

first season (Petruchio, Taming of the Shrew) is from Westford, MA. Recent shows include: Shakespeare in Love at Cape Rep Theatre; Disaster!, Jesus Christ Superstar, As You Like It, and The Importance of Being Earnest at CT Repertory Theatre. Training: BFA, UConn. NickNudler.com.

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Devante Owens

Devante Owens

(Lucentio)

third season (Lucentio, Taming of the Shrew) S&Co: Theseus (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Dumaine (Love's Labor's Lost), Rob (Never Not Once, a reading). Devante is an Education Artist at S&Co and has spent the past two summers as a Riotous Youth intern. He is also a recent graduate from

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Kirsten Peacock

Kirsten Peacock

(Katherina)

second season (Kate, Taming of the Shrew) Kirsten Peacock is of British/American parentage but grew up in Norway, where her family still resides. She studied at the University of Kent and UC Berkeley, receiving a BA in Theatre and an Undergraduate Masters in Directing. She has performed, taught, directed

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Isabella Pelz

Isabella Pelz

(Bianca)

second season (Bianca, Taming of the Shrew) S&Co: Moth (Love’s Labour’s Lost); Bella is thrilled to be back for her second summer at S&Co, she holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University and has an endless amount of love for her family, boyfriend and those that have

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Cedar  Potter

Cedar Potter

(Ensemble)

first season (Ensemble, Taming of the Shrew) University of Massachusetts: Carson (Baltimore), Noah (Come My Beloved); Mahaiwe: Wes (Above the Timberline Radio Play); Film: Cornelius (Cornelius’ Cavern). Cedar is a first-year theatre student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Kelly Galvin

Kelly Galvin

(Director)

tenth season (Director, The Taming of the Shrew) most recently directed Pericles for the rig, and this fall she will direct Native Gardens at Gloucester Stage Company. She has been a company member with S&Co since 2008 where she most recently directed Love’s Labor’s Lost and served on the

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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.

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