The Taming of the Shrew: LIVE!


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Event Type:Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival LIVE


The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," live onstage at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

A young and impetuous fortune-seeker named Petruchio meets his match when he crosses wits with his bride-to-be, the brilliant and independent Katherine. Schemes are hatched, dowries won, and freedom lost in a madcap romp that explores family dynamics and the meaning of love, and questions how we treat others.

Always funny, sometimes shocking, and occasionally appalling, "The Taming of the Shrew" has been one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies since it was first performed. Our production, directed by Jesse James Kamps and set in the Italian Renaissance, will delight and challenge audiences once again.

The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival’s 2018 season explores the tensions of social structures, generational expectations, and the inevitable consequences of oppression. With expanded themes of marriage, family, and the societal oppression of women, FlagShakes hopes “The Taming of the Shrew” will spark conversations around inequality. Audiences will witness this timeless story that, true to Shakespearean form, is still immeasurably relevant today.

The Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival
Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival was founded by a group of actors, scholars, and educators who delight in seeing the Bard’s work as originally intended on stage: intimate, dynamic, accessible, and linguistically rich. We are dedicated to education. Shakespeare wrote his plays for the stage, not the page, and we trust that the Bard knew what he was doing. We believe in enriching the classroom experience of Shakespeare by offering live performances, actor-led workshops, technical workshops, and extracurricular classes on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature.

Thanks to our Season Sponsor, The Peaks Senior Living Community, and our Show Sponsor, TCI Wealth Advisors.

Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the door.