The Taming of the Shrew 2017-06-18T14:15:33+00:00

The Taming of the Shrew


By William Shakespeare
June 2-18, 2017     |     Tulane’s Lupin Theater
Directed by Emilie Whelan in collaboration with Cripple Creek Theatre Company
Runtime: Approximately 100 minutes with no intermission

This production toured to underserved audiences – as well as a prison – before opening the Festival’s mainstage season!

A bawdy comedy that turns raw and heartbreaking, The Taming of the Shrew confronts the intimate makings of a servant. As Petruchio sets out to “tame” the unbridled Katherina – and men vie for the affections of the dutiful Bianca – themes of disguise, subversion, and costume run rampant.

Critical acclaim: 

“Fresh and accessible, ‘Shrew’ at Tulane is a master class in Shakespeare” – New Orleans Advocate

“Shakespeare Fest’s ‘Taming of Shrew’ keeps emphasis on laughs” –