Shakespeare in the Park With the Bard's Battle-of-the-Sexes Comedy The Taming of The Shrew
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The last date listed for Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shrew was Thursday July 28, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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A.C.T.'s acclaimed, music-infused adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale returns, in a sumptuous production that's become one of the Bay Area's favorite holiday traditions. A large, lively cast tells the story of lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, a bah-humbuggy sort who's shown a second chance by four ghosts who visit him one spooky Christmas Eve. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season, especially in this imaginative version written by A.C.T.'s own artistic director Carey Perloff and alumnus Paul Walsh. Learn More
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The play starts with the Induction where a trick is played by a nobleman on the drunkard Christopher Sly who arranges for an acting troupe to perform a play called The Taming of the Shrew...
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.
About the Ticket Supplier: City Theatre at Sacramento City College
City Theatre is the performing arts program at Sacramento City College, part of the Los Rios Community College District, in Sacramento, California. Our program offers a variety of classes in acting, technical theatre, film studies and theatre history.
The City Theatre season consists of our Mainstage productions, Storytime children's productions, and our touring children's troupe the "Pennywhistle Players". During the summer we move outdoors as the Producers of the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.
City Theatre at Sacramento City College aims to bring to the Sacramento community a unified theatre experience, beginning with the best training available for anyone interested, put to the test in fine professional productions from the old to the new, which will, in turn, strive to speak as much as they can to all of Sacramento's diverse communities.