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"The Taming of the Shrew"
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4.6 average rating
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1 review
3 stars
attended Mar 04 2009

quite charming, and well acted, some off the cast steal the show. my favorite of shakespeare's plays and I felt they did it justice. snugg seating, but free parking at the americana mall across the street, (Mon-Thursday).

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attended Apr 22 2009

A Noise Within's usual excellent and fun Shakespeare!

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7 stars
attended Mar 06 2009

As always, Noise Within does high-quality work. The setting was clever, the music and costumes great, and they really keep the story moving. Highly recommended.

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A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed repertory theatre company, begins the second half of its 2008-09 season with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, a rough and raucous ride on the road to romance and one of the Bard’s most popular, high-spirited comedies. Directed by ANW Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director Geoff Elliott, the cast includes Allegra Fulton (Katherine), Steve Weingartner (Petruchio), Apollo Dukakis (Baptista), Alan Blumenfeld (Grumio) and Tom Fitzpatrick (Gremio), who garnered critical raves as Fagin in ANW’s Oliver Twist earlier this season.

“In many ways The Taming of the Shrew is a perfect play,” says Elliott. “It’s beautifully balanced with sometimes soaring imagery, a fast forward-moving energy, and deep and relevant substance concerning relationships between men and women.” He adds, “As controversial as the play has become over the years with regard to ‘the taming of Kate,’ I believe that it’s first and foremost a fun-loving comedy about two childish individuals who, over the course of the play, complete each other, mature, and fall truly and deeply in love.”

Elliott sets this production around Italy in the 1950’s. “Not only do I love the look of the period,” he says, “I also think that because this was a time in which the dust of the terrible WWII world upheaval was settling, people were once again turning their attention to marriage, love, family, and just plain having fun. It is also a wonderfully vibrant time musically. Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin and other Italian crooners had arrived, and some of this musical style is being incorporated into the sound of the production.”

A Noise Within’s production of The Taming of the Shrew is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

About the Ticket Supplier: A Noise Within

A Noise Within (ANW) was founded in 1992. In 2011, after a successful capital campaign, A Noise Within relocated from Glendale to a new, state-of-the-art theatre facility in the former Stuart Pharmaceutical Building in Pasadena. Over the past 20 years, A Noise Within has achieved prominence among Southern California’s best theatres by producing world-class productions of classic playwright as well as modern interpretations of classical texts.