The Taming of the Shrew, The Public Theater

The Taming of the Shrew
Presented in English
The Public Theater, New York, USA
May 24-June 26, 2016

“This summer, Tony nominated director Phyllida Lloyd turns Shakespeare’s zany comedy of the sexes The Taming the Shrew on its head, with an all-female cast and a bold new take.

Lovely Bianca is the prize to be won by all the men looking to land themselves a wealthy wife. But the competitors will first have to marry off Bianca’s clever, fiery older sister, Katherina, played by Olivier Nominee Cush Jumbo (Josephine and I, The River), who may just outsmart them all. Tony and Olivier winner Janet McTeer (A Doll’s House, Mary Stuart) plays Petruchio, the wild outsider Katherina must outwit, in Shakespeare’s original screwball comedy showing the lengths men will go to for their legacy, what women will do to break free and the outrageous things we all do for the human heart.” –description from company website

The Public Theater
Director Phyllida Lloyd

Janet McTeer as Petruchio
Cush Jumbo as Katherina
Candy Buckley as Vincentio
Donna Lynne Champlin as Hortensio
Rosa Gilmore as Lucentio
Judy Gold as Gremio
LaTanya Richardson Jackson as Baptista
Teresa Avia Lim as Biondello
Adrienne C. Moore as Tranio
Anne L. Nathan as Pedant
Gayle Rankin as Bianca
Stacey Sargeant as Grumio
Also: Pearl Rhein, Leenya Rideout and Jackie Sanders

Sets & Costumes:Mark Thompson
Lighting: Robert Wierzel
Sound: Mark Menard
Hair & Wigs: Leah J. Loukas
Music Supervision & Original Music: Sam Davis
Fight Director: Lisa Kopitsky
Movement Director: Ann Yee
Production Stage Manager: Cole Bonenberger

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