All photos by Bruce Clarke.

The Taming of the Shrew (2011)

Performance Dates:

July 1, 2, 10, 15, 17, 22, 28, 30, 2011 at 8pm 

Plot Synopsis

The beautiful and gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers (Lucentio, Gremio and Hortensio) but her father insists that she will not marry until her shrewish sister, Katharina, is betrothed. Bianca's suitors persuade fortune-seeker Petruchio to court her. The suitors pay for any costs involved and there is also the goal of Katharina's dowry. Petruchio marries Katharina and he carries Katharina off to his country house with his servant Grumio. Petruchio intends to browbeat Katharina into submission and he denies her food, sleep and her new clothes, whilst continuously singing her praises. Katharina is tamed. They return to Padua where Lucentio has won Bianca. At a banquet they wager on who has the most obedient wife. Each wife is issued with commands but only Katharina obeys and promptly lectures everyone on the importance of wifely submission.

Cast & Crew

Baptista Minola Elizabeth Holzman
Katherina Minola Nina Breton
Bianca Minola Megan O'Laughlin
Servants to Baptista Hope Raymond, Nita Christi
Servant to BiAnca Hannah Gough
Gremio Tom Rhatigan*
Hortensio Julian Sandoval
Lucentio Al Padilla
Tranio Tara Henry
Biondello Victoria Alvarez-Chacon
Vincentio Maszaba Carter
Petruchio Rick Eldridge
Grumio Will Block
Curtis Andrew Cochrane
Philip Denise Ivey
Joseph Drew Struck
Walter Eric Wood
Sugarsop Hannah Gough
Natty Hope Raymond
Peter Kayla Willett
Nichola Mikayla Lambeth
Cook Nita Christi
Robert Robert Arenivar
Ralph Rachael Sherer
Abby, the Tailor Catherine Nickerson
The Pedant Lew Rooker
The Widow Theresa Vann-Stribling
  * Member of Actors Equity
Director Christine Nicholson
Scenic Design Shawn Weinsheink
Lighting Design Stephen Charles Jones
Sound Designer Scott Bailey
Costume Design Nicole Sivell
Choreographer Nathaniel Justiniano
Prologue Luther Hanson
Production Manager Stephen Charles Jones
Stage Manager Joy Gee
Assistant Stage Manager Rosalia Seyman
Technical Director Shawn Weinsheink
Assistant Technical Director Scott Bailey
Costume Shop Supervisor Nicole Sivell
Scenic Artist Samantha McLean Haas
Properties Artisan Trina Palmer
Master Electrician Owen Lenox
Light Board Operator Megan Hester-McCullough
Sound Board Operator Kyle Dodgin
Stage Crew Alicia Morris, Sinead Kennedy,
Ethel Watts, Robert Mylove
Carpenters Owen Lenox, Kyle Dodgin, Catherine Mullins,
Alejandro Padilla
Lead Stitchers Breanna Reilly, Sarah Rowland, Elizabeth Todd
Stitchers John Crabtree, Julianna Hess, Sinead Kennedy,
Alison Vail, Mikayla Lambeth, Eryn Miller,
Olivia White
Costume Crafts Artisan Lalena Hutton
Dressers John Crabtree, Meghan Cazadio, Murdhuacha Matrix
Dog Wrangler Aurora Vidaura
Festival Director Luther Hanson
Intern Supervisor Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin
Box Office Cynthia Hawes, Alyse Vogel, John Crabtree,
Anthony Person
House Manager Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin
Hospitality Lenore Justman
Finance Robert W. Gore
Poster/Postcard Design Bill McClosky
Photography Bruce Clarke
Web Master Steve Grondin