The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kelly Galvin
July 09 – August 17, 2019
The Dell at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA
“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.
Grounds are open 90 minutes before each performance for picnicking. Please bring your own seating and blanket. Chairs are available for rent for a fee of $2 per chair.
Performances will be:
Tuesdays 6:00 pm, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6
Thursdays 6:00 pm, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
Saturdays 11:00 am, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17
For more information and tickets, visit Shakespeare.org.
PLEASE NOTE: The Taming of the Shrew will typically be performed in inclement weather; any questions regarding weather-related cancellations, should they occur, should be directed to the Shakespeare & Company box office at 413-637-3353.
The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Shakespeare & Company, who are organizing this event at The Mount, to discuss any accommodations needed.