Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona, journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There, he encounters the fiery Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. Their honeymoon becomes a humorous battle of wit and insult with Kate as determined to maintain her independence as Petruchio is to "tame" her. When the embattled couple returns to Padua, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that his is the most obedient of wives. But in reality, perhaps the shrewish Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate.


  • Toby RobertsonDirector
  • Richard PoeChristopher Sly
  • Laura GardnerTavern Hostess / Widow
  • Michael AdlerA Lord
  • Mark ChamberlainEnsemble / Pedant
  • Elton CormierEnsemble / Tailor
  • Mark McConnellEnsemble /Vincentio
  • Joseph MuzikarEnsemble / Curtis
  • Tyrone PowerEnsemble / Haberdasher
  • George HallBaptista
  • Anna LevineBianca
  • Margot DionneKatharina
  • Richard SeerLucentio
  • Jack KennyTranio
  • Robert ShampainBiondello
  • Eric TullHortensio
  • Jeffrey EicheGremio
  • David PurdhamPetruchio
  • Adam RedfieldGrumio
  • William ShakespearePlaywright
  • Franco ColavecchiaScenic Design
  • Michaele HiteCostume Design
  • William MintzerLighting Design
  • James CummingOriginal Music / Musical Direction

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