Directed by Lauren and Jason Morgan
February 12 – 27
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
By William Shakespeare
A comic confrontation between the sexes. Older sister Kate matches her gentle and loveable sister Bianca in beauty, but in temperament leaves much to be desired; she is razor-tongued and strong-willed. Though Bianca has many suitors, her father will not allow her to marry until Kate has a hisband of her own. No one dares to marry the foul-tempered Kate until Petruchio arrives in Padua and tries his hand at courtship.
February 19 – February 28
The TAMER TAMED
By John Fletcher
This comedic sequel and "reply" to THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by seventeenth century playwright John Fletcher switches the gender roles of the Shakespeare play: here the women seek to tame the men. Fletcher was widely celebrated in his day, collaborated with Shakespeare on at least three plays, and no doubt wrote this play to attract Shakespeare's attention. When Katherine (the "shrew" of the original) dies, Petruchio takes a second wife, Maria, who suddenly denounces her former mildness and vows not to sleep with Petruchio until she "turn him and bend him as [she] list, and mold him into a babe again." Plot twists and comedic exchanges lead to Petruchio finally being "tamed" in the eyes of Maria and the play ends with the two happily reconciled
The Taming Of The Shrew
The Tamer Tamed
The SSG is Fort Worth, Texas year round classical acting company performing Shakespeare, Classics, and Musicals.