El Rio Theatre Project presents Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew | Arts & Culture
Are you looking for a little Shakespeare in Tucson? Well look no further as the El Rio Theatre Project presents the Taming of the Shrew.
This is part of the Theatre’s 6th annual Shakespeare in the Park presentation. The event is free to the public, but a donation would be greatly appreciated. All you need to bring is a blanket, a picnic basket and the whole family, oh and a love of the Bard’s plays.
WHEN: September 21-23 and October 4 – 7, with a 7 p.m. curtain time for all performances.
WHERE: Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheater (1000 N. Tucson Blvd)
COST: Free, though a donation of $5 would be appreciated
For more information call 791-5909
Here is a little rundown, just in case you forgot what the ‘Taming’ was about:
Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is the quintessential battle-of-the-sexes comedy! Baptista has two daughters that need to be married off Bianca; docile, beautiful and much sought after by the noble men of town, and Katherine; ill-tempered and shrewish, with an acid tongue that no man can tame. As the oldest, Katherine must marry first not that she much cares. Biancas many suitors can’t afford to wait, so in a wild scheme to find a husband for Katherine, they convince the wily Petruchio to take on the challenge of domesticating the willful shrew. Can Petruchio subdue Katherines temper and win her bountiful dowry, or will she continue her shrewish ways?