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Mar 22 - Apr 3

Thinking Cap Theatre: Taming of the Shrew

Mar 22 - Apr 3, 2024



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Thinking Cap’ Theatre’s reimagining of Shakespeare’s great tragedy King Lear was named one of the top ten plays of 2018 by Boca Magazine. Now, TCT turns to one of Shakespeare's most controversial works, The Taming of the Shrew, a play that has left audiences divided on whether the playwright was a misogynist or a proto-feminist. Made famous in a mid-twentieth century revival that starred real life sparring lovers Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, this comedy epitomizes the age-old battle of the sexes in the tumultuous courtship of the characters Katherina and Petruchio. Thinking Cap's innovative new revival will allow performers and audiences alike to experience and judge different casting and directorial choices in real time to explore our shifting perceptions of what’s playable, offensive, or funny. This main stage production is part of The People vs. Shakespeare’s Shrew, a multifaceted project that invites audiences to engage deeply with this problem play through complementary programming that includes staged readings of Shakespeare's first folio script and John Fletcher’s 1611 response play entitled The Woman’s Prize or the Tamer Tamed; Sunday Talkbacks with the cast and creative team; and 'Shakespeare Was Here,' a 6-episode podcast series with Shakespeare practitioners and scholars.

Support has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward:
John O. and Victoria C. Kirby Fund
Frederick W. Jaqua Fund
The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division ofArts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from The Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ community foundation, The Rezeppa Family Foundation and The Warten Foundation, with support from the Broward Center’s Arts Access Program. 

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  • Venue Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Price Seats Start at $45.00
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