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The Taming of the Shrew

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Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Ohio Arts Council

September 30 - October 29, 2011

Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tracy Young
Run Time: 2 hours and 39 minutes

She’s got an attitude…but he’s got a plan! Marriage, money and mayhem take center stage in Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes. It’s a clash of wits and wills as fortune-hunting Petruchio drags quick-tempered Kate to the altar to become the wife she never imagined she’d be. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor?

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Irreconcilable differences? Actors Sara M. Bruner as Katherine and Jim Lichtscheidl as Petruchio star in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A husband and a wife strike a "delicate balance" thanks to the support of a father's firm hand. Actors Sara M. Bruner (planking, top right) as Katherine, Jim Lichtscheidl (bottom right) as Petruchio and John Woodson (left) as Katherine's father Baptista star in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

She's the apple of her father's eye. Bianca (actor Kjerstine Rose Anderson) scores some spending cash from her doting father (actor John Woodson) in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A plan is hatched. Hortensio (actor Eduardo Placer, center) convinces the fortune-hunting bachelor Petruchio (actor Jim Lichtscheidl, left) to try and tame a shrew while Petruchio's servant Grumio (actor M.A. Taylor, right) listens to the details in Great Lakes Theater’s 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Sibling rivalry? Bianca (actor Kjerstine Rose Anderson, with chair) attempts to even the score with her shrewish sister Katherine (actor Sara M. Bruner, dodging) in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. “The Taming of the Shrew,” by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

"It's a nice day for a white wedding." Bianca (actor Kjerstine Rose Anderson, center) dances up quite a storm with her suitor Lucentio (actor Reggie Gowland, right) and his servant Tranio (actor Neil Brookshire, left) in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

"Biondello say relax." Actor Danny Henning takes center stage as the retro-rascal-messenger Biondello in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Jim Lichtscheidl (as Petruchio) takes center stage, Adam Ant-style, as fellow cast members Neil Brookshire (as Tranio, left) and John Woodson (as Baptista, right) observe in disbelief during Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Lucentio (actor Reggie Gowland, left) and his servant Tranio (actor Neil Brookshire, right) make a picture perfect pair in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Road trip! An unlikely foursome (actor Eduardo Placer as Hortensio, left front/actor M.A. Taylor as Grumio, right front/actor Sara M. Bruner as Katherine, left back/actor Jim Lichtscheidl as Petruchio, right back) make magnificent mayhem during their journey home in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

The "blushing" bride Katherine (actor Sara M. Bruner) takes a center stage stand by sitting down in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Katherine (actor Sara M. Bruner) and Petruchio (actor Jim Lichtscheidl) ultimately make a perfect couple in Great Lakes Theater's 1980s-infused production of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, plays in rotating repertory with Great Lakes Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret" through October 30. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

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