Nothing is as it seems when a group of travelling players enact a famous comedy for a drunken tinker. In this play within a play, Katherine, overbearing and intractable, is married off to the madcap Petruchio. Whilst at the same time, Kate’s sister, Bianca, is pursued by two rival suitors in disguise. The story of these unconventional couples, subverts issues of identity, gender, and power dynamics, and shows in the end that all we need are love and compassion.
The Taming of the Shrew is presented by New York Classical Theater, and the production will move through the park after meeting at Grand Army Plaza. Dates: June 23, 24, 30 and July 1.