New York City
Kiss Me Kate centers on an egotistical performer named Fred Graham who is reunited with his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi in the leading roles of Petruchio and Kate in Taming of the Shrew. Throughout the show, they fight and obviously still love each other. Meanwhile, due to mistaken identity, two gangsters harass Fred. Also, two former cabaret performers from the cast, Lois Lane and Bill Calhoun struggle to keep their romance alive.