The Taming of the Shrew

“If I be waspish, best beware my sting…”

Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy is reimagined, reversing the genders of the leading couple, and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West. Kat and Petruchia face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint. Directed by Lisa Wolpe, The Taming of the Shrew follows Kat and Petruchia in a joyous romp as they turn chaos into harmony and contentious wooing into solid hope for a wonderful marriage. While everyone around them is caught up trying to trick someone into partnership, Kat and Petruchia turn out to be the only man and woman who have truly – if unexpectedly – fallen in love!

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Lisa Wolpe

This production is co-sponsored by:

Artwork created by Molly Lyn

Who you should bring

A fun (or funny!) friend who wants to see something that may be “outdated” get a loving update

Come Early, Join the Conversation

Please join us outside the theater 30 minutes before each performance for a pre-show conversation with a member of the artistic team for The Taming of the Shrew. Hear about themes of the play or secrets from the rehearsal room, and learn about some plot points that will place you right in the middle of the action from the second the houselights dim.

Special Events & Offers

PWYW Previews

Catch the final stages of the rehearsal process during our PWYW (Pay-What-You-WILL) Previews! You can see the show before the opening of the season and pay whatever you are able for your ticket. These tickets are not available online – call the Box Office or stop by in person to reserve a seat to the PWYW Preview performance. Then make sure to tell your friends about what you saw and invite them back for the “real” thing!

Opening Night – Friday, July 3rd at 7:30 

The Taming of the Shrew opens on Friday, July 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Vivian Fusillo Mainstage theater in the Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center.

Winona Wednesdays

Every Wednesday during the season is Winona Wednesday! All adult tickets are only $12, and student tickets are just $10. Make sure to reserve yours in advance – they go quickly. The Taming of the Shrew will have Winona Wednesday performances on July 8th and July 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Chill with Will 

Chill with Will: GRSF provides FREE tickets for students age 11 – 18 to a selected performance of each professional production. With programming tailored to students before the performance, and a Company Conversation after, GRSF is passionate about welcoming students to the theater. All students are encouraged to reserve their free Chill with Will ticket through the Box Office in advance. Guardians wishing to accompany a student may purchase a discounted “chaperone” ticket. Chill with Will tickets must be reserved over the phone or in person. Not available online.

Cast & Artistic Staff


Vanessa Morosco


Will Sturdivant


Bryan Mittelstadt


Melissa Maxwell


Kenny Ramos


Alex Campbell


Brittany Proia


Victoria Nassif


Gavin R. Mueller


Keaton Delmar Johns

Other Season 17 Productions

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