GreenStage presents The Taming of the Shrew
Directed by Jennifer Crooks
Schedule info is at http://greenstage.org/the-taming-of-the-shrew/
A troupe of Women’s Suffragists perform one of Shakespeare’s earlier comedies as part of a raucous protest demonstration for Women’s Rights. The story of strong-willed, outspoken Katherine and arrogant Petruchio’s attempts to tame her into marriage at the entreaty of the men of Padua makes for rich material as Shakespeare’s Shrews tackle marriage, gender roles, and social hierarchies. But what is a little social commentary without a healthy helping of laughs and a dash of love?
This production (and GreenStage) revel in the successes of the movement. In 2019, we celebrate the anniversary of Congress’s vote on what would become the 19th Amendment (The Action on Women’s Right to Vote. 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of the certification of the amendment.) We also saw a historic number of women participate in the 116th U.S. Congress. This production is dedicated to all the outspoken women that came before us, are with us today, and will lead us into the future, who refuse to be tamed or silenced in their fight for equality.