The Taming of the Shrew- FREE Shakespeare in the Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park “The Taming of the Shrew”
Metropolitan Performing Arts is pleased to announce our second annual free theater in park series, The Taming of the Shrew. Shows are performed in different locations this summer around Vancouver, WA. Admission is free. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic dinner for this one-of-a-kind experience fun for the whole family.
A re-telling of the classic story, this production of The Taming of the Shrew promises to be anything but tame. Love, power, relationships and companionship reach new heights in MPA’s gender flipping spin on Shakespeare’s comedy. Two sisters are well-known in the town of Padua: Bianca, the younger sister, is very popular and beautiful, with several men vying for her affections. Katherina, the older sister, is strong-willed, feisty, and caustic, with no interest at all in love, men, or marriage. Their father, however, has ruled that his younger daughter may not marry until the older one does; and all kinds of high-jinks, subterfuge, and mistaken identities ensue. Who will take on the challenge of wooing Katherina? Who will prove strong enough to fight for true love? Will Katherina finally meet her match, and will both sisters find their happily-ever-after?
This production is directed by Kristin Heller with fight choreography by Kristen Mun.
Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) is a Vancouver based non-profit academy and community theater that offers professional, technique driven classes in acting, dance, music and tech. Their mission is to enrich the community by providing performance and educational opportunities in the live arts. The cast of “The Taming of the Shrew” features adult performers from Vancouver, WA and teens part of the Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy. For more information, visit www.MetropolitanPerformingArts.org.