The Taming of The Shrew to be Staged at Whittier College

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Taming of the Shrew will come to the Whittier College stage November 7-10 and 14-17 at 8 p.m. and November 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608. General Admission is $15 and $9 for students and seniors. For additional information, directions, or to purchase tickets, call (562)907-4203 or visit www.shannoncenter.org.

Set in the late 1950's, Verona, Italy, this comedy of errors is a fast-paced, battle of the sexes filled with witty and playful humor that tells the story of the Minola family, desperate suitors, clever disguises, and unconventional romance.

"One of the Bard’s earliest and most popular plays, The Taming of the Shrew is rife with subplots involving his customary devices of disguise and mistaken identity. The vivid language, studded with elaborate puns is an engaging compliment to the play’s slapstick humor." —Dover Publications

This production features an all student cast and is directed by Gil Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of the Theater and Communication Arts department at Whittier College. Each year the theatre department produces up to four faculty directed productions in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. These productions afford students the opportunity to engage in theatre as a collaborative process.

 

CAST LIST

Stage Manager: Alexx Zachary

Assistant Stage Managers: Katrina Dillard and Andrew Tisnado

BAPTISTA MINOLA...Daniel Wheeler

KATHARINA MINOLA...Charlotte Bailey

BIANCA MINOLA...Ali Wheeler

VINCENTIO...Jonathan Tupajanin

LUCENTIO...Kevin Landucci

GREMIO...Collin McDowell

HORTENSIO...Christian Mohn

TRANIO...Samantha Quintanar

BIONDELLO...Stella Gordon

PETRUCHIO...Sean Golightly

GRUMIO...Dana Barraco

CURTIS...Megan Connell

WIDOW...Courtney Smith

PEDANT...Ben Thompson

ENSEMBLE...Victoria Esquer, Natalie Edelman India Warren, Selorm Kploanyi