Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents a classic comedy full of deception and disguises. The Taming of the Shrew has always been one of Shakespeare's most popular works. It is the story of a wealthy merchant and his two daughters: the young, kind Bianca, and the conversely fierce and forthright Katherine. Bianca, who has no shortage of suitors, is forbidden to marry before her older sister is wed, so the crude, fortune-hunting Petruchio is enlisted to court Katherine. With her father's authority, the two are married and Petruchio is on a mission to tame his wild bride. One of Shakespeare's earlier comedies, it's a romp through the war between the sexes with a lively and irresistibly witty plot. Steven Maler directs a cast that includes Jennifer Dundas as Kate and Darren Pettie as Petruchio.
This production is CSC's 11th annual "Free Shakespeare on the Common" offering. The stage is set in a new location on the Parade Grounds on Boston Common, near the corner of Beacon Street, parallel to Charles Street.