Metropolitan Performing Arts is pleased to announce our second annual free theater in the park series, The Taming of the Shrew. Shows are performed in three locations this summer around Vancouver, WA. Admission is free. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic dinner for this one-of-a-kind experience fun for the whole family.
A re-telling of the classic story, this production of The Taming of the Shrew promises to be anything but tame. Love, power, relationships and companionship reach new heights in MPA’s gender flipping spin on Shakespeare’s comedy. Two sisters are well-known in the town of Padua: Bianca, the younger sister, is very popular and beautiful, with several men vying for her affections. Katherina, the older sister, is strong-willed, feisty, and caustic, with no interest at all in love, men, or marriage. Their father, however, has ruled that his younger daughter may not marry until the older one does; and all kinds of high-jinks, subterfuge, and mistaken identities ensue. Who will take on the challenge of wooing Katherina? Who will prove strong enough to fight for true love? Will Katherina finally meet her match, and will both sisters find their happily-ever-after?
This production is directed by Kristin Heller with fight choreography by Kristen Mun.
WHEN/WHERE TO SEE THE SHOW
WSU Vancouver (outdoor amphitheater) 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver, WA 98686 (paid parking)
Saturday, July 20th at 6:00pm Sunday, July 21st at 2:00pm
Mended Oak Winery “Shakespeare at the Winery” event with live music, taco truck from Fat Boy Tacos, desserts from Battle Ground Sweet Shoppe, face painting, local artists and more! 10209 NE 299th Street Battle Ground, WA 98604
Saturday, August 3rd at 6:00pm Sunday, August 4th at 6:00pm
Columbia Springs (behind Heron House) 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, Washington 98668
Saturday August 10th at 2:00pm Sunday, August 11th at 6:00pm