Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christopher V. Edwards
Cast Includes: Michael Broadhurst* as “Sly/Katherine”; Paige Clark* as “Lucentio/Ensemble”; Kira Gandalfo as “Hortensio/Ensemble”; Jade Guerra* as “Gremio/Ensemble”; Julia Hertzberg as “Bianca/Ensemble”; Patrice Jean-Baptiste* as “Petruchio/Ensemble”; Mary Mahoney as “Tailor/Ensemble”; Hampton Richards as “Biondello/Ensemble”; Lisa Tucker* as “Baptista/Ensemble”; Elena Toppo as “Grumio/Ensemble”; Joni Weisfeld* as “Tranio/Ensemble”
Additional Creative Team:
Ben Lieberson - Scenic Design; Chelsea Kerl - Costume Design; Amanda E. Fallon - Lighting Design; Elizabeth Cahill - Sound Design; Saskia Martinez - Props Design; Olivia Dumaine - Intimacy Direction; Lisette van den Boogaard - Production Stage Manager; Jake Mariño* - Assistant Stage Manager.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
** Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE
September 15, 2023 through October 1, 2023
(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)
Modern Theatre, Suffolk University, 525 Washington St, Boston, MA. 02111
Tickets for all performances are $59.50, with an allotment of $20 tickets released for the week’s performances on the Monday of that week, subject to availability.
Student tickets are $25, available for any patron ages 25 and under.
Memberships are available starting at $210. For more information, visit www.ActorsShakespeareProject.org
Phone # 617-241-2200
Please consult directly with venue for latest COVID-19 and any other health and safety protocols.
ABOUT THE SHOW
ASP's first production of the season, "TAMING OF THE SHREW," will be playing at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University.
Directed by Christopher V. Edwards, this production will take an intersectional and feminist look at one of Shakespeare’s most problematic scripts, while still retaining the witty banter, the comedic hijinks, and Shakespearean hilarity.
After a long night of drinking, disruption, and harassing barmaids, Christopher Sly finds himself trapped in the worst of predicaments: a stage play.
Thrown into the role of “The Shrew,” he tumbles headfirst into a world of witty wordplay, leering suitors, and the full force of the oppressive patriarchy.
As the rest of the all-female/non-binary ensemble constructs the zany world of Padua around him, will Sly learn the error of his ways?
Artistic Director Christopher Edwards and this talented cast will turn "TAMING OF THE SHREW" inside out, flip it upside down, and stretch it to its limits in the way that only ASP can - to find what truly sits at the heart of this contentious comedy.
Approximately Two hours, 15 minutes with one intermission.
ABOUT THE ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT
ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT, founded in 2004, is an award-winning professional theater company with a Resident Acting Company and extensive education, youth, and community programs. ASP performs and works in found spaces, schools, theaters and neighborhoods to present and explore the robust language, resonant stories, and deeply human characters in Shakespeare’s plays and in works by other great playwrights. Our work is ensemble-based and focused on intimacy, storytelling, language, relationships, voice, risk and artistry within and throughout the Boston area.
ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT believes Shakespeare’s words are urgently relevant to our times. Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods. We do this through creative projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now.
ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT
442 Bunker Hill Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone # 617-241-2200