Shakespeare in the Park With the Bard's Battle-of-the-Sexes Comedy The Taming of The Shrew
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This fun musical stage adaptation of the classic book by J.M. Barrie and the beloved 1953 animated film is the story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. Young Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces that it's time for her to move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, mermaids, Tinkerbell and even the dastardly Captain Hook. It's a manageable 60 minutes in length, so the whole family can thrill to this modern version of a classic musical tale performed by young local actors between the ages of 5 and 18. Learn More
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The actors did an amazing job but I didn't really appreciate the liberties that were taken with the sexual innuendos or overtones. Young children were in the audience. I saw some turn her head when such scenes were obvious sexually driven. Not necessary for the flow or comedy of the play.
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 CollegeCity 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.