The Taming of the Shrew

Wealthy merchant Baptista Minola has a dilemma: arranging marriages for his daughters. His youngest, the vivacious Bianca, is as desired as his eldest, the headstrong Katherine, is feared. So the Paduan patriarch hatches a brilliant plan: no one will marry Bianca until Katherine herself has been to the altar. Enter Petruchio of Verona. His father’s death has forced him to seek a wealthy wife. By chance his friend Hortensio is one of Bianca’s suitors, and Petruchio agrees to help his friend – and himself – by wooing Katherine for her generous dowry. What follows is a hilarious battle of wills and genders where victory means learning the rules of the game.

MSF’s The Taming of the Shrew reunites beloved director John Neville-Andrews with MSF Artistic Associate David Blixt and current Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt in the show that brought them all together 20 years ago, on this very stage.

Day Time Notes
 Thursday, July 6, 2017  7:30 p.m. Jackson Community Night – 2 for 1 tickets available *
 Friday, July 7, 2017  7:30 p.m. Jackson Community Night – 2 for 1 tickets available *
 Saturday, July 8, 2017  7:30 p.m.
 Saturday, July 15, 2017  2 p.m.
 Saturday, July 22, 2017  2 p.m.
 Sunday, July 23, 2017  3 p.m.

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* 2-for-1 tickets for community nights are available ONLY BY PHONE by calling the box office at 517.796.8600.