The Hartt School Theatre Division presents The Taming of the Shrew on Thursday, May 3, Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, May, 6 at 3:00 PM. Performances are in The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater, Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford. Please call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587 or visit www.hartford.edu/hartt for tickets and up-to-date scheduling information for all performances. Admission is $20 with discounts for seniors, students, and groups.
One of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is the ultimate battle of the sexes. Kate and Petruchio are the classic dysfunctional couple who somehow find love in a world full of madcap clowns, lunatic lovers, mistaken identities, and some of Shakespeare's funniest one-liners. It’s a zany frolic full of lunatic lovers and merry mayhem. It’s a classic sitcom from the ‘90s - the 1590s.
The Hartt School's production is directed by Robert Davis and brings together students from the Actor Training and Music Theatre programs, with a special appearance by University of Hartford President Walter Harrison as Christopher Sly. Students cast members include Andrew McMath of Scituate, MA, as Lucentio; Seth Peterson of South Bristol, ME as Tranio; Brianna LoBue of Old Bridge, NJ, as Biondello; Joel Dommel of Allentown, PA, as Baptista; Scott Caron of Shrewsbury, MA, as Gremio; Will Macke of Simsbury, CT, as Hortensio; Matt Reddick of Gansevoort, NY, as Petruchio; Josh Boscarino of Ellington, CT, as Grumio; Tara Reuter of Fairfield, CT, as Katharine; Caitlin Blauvelt of Hillsborough, NJ, as Bianca; Brooke Shapiro of Wantagh, NY, as a Hostess and Widow; Hannah Spacone of Providence, RI, as Lord, Peter, and First Servant; Caitlin Wilyato of Pepperell, MA, as Second Huntsman and Curtis; Alexandra Bartley of Parsippany, NJ, as Pedant and Third Servant; Dakota Dutcher of Carson City, NV, as the Tailor, Vincentio, and a servant; Alex Domini of Spring Valley, NY, as the First Hunstman, Sugarsop, and Haberdasher; Jenna Sachs of Suffern, NY, as the First Servant, Messenger, and Nathaniel; Katie Baroff of Bedford, NH, as the Second Servant, and Joseph; and Rebecca Maddy of Simsbury, CT, as a servant, Page, and Nicholas.