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Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Santa Cruz Shakespeare in its beautiful outdoor theater under the trees in The Audrey Stanley Grove at DeLaveaga Park in Santa Cruz for its 2023 Summer Festival and its 10th anniversary of thrilling and imaginative theater.

In one of Shakespeare’s most raucous comedies, The Taming of the Shrew, characters struggle against the roles they have been prescribed by gender, class, or age. While the results of these struggles provide some of the most hilarious moments in the canon, they also leave us with unsettling questions about the human cost of maintaining the status quo. Thorny, funny and deeply human, Kate and Petruchio are two of Shakespeare’s most fascinating characters. Out of place because of their honesty in a world of deception, can these two broken people find happiness where they least expect it?

Join us as we explore Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with humor and grace, and discover the deeply complex characters at the story’s heart as they journey to find love.

Other productions in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2023 Summer Festival include Shakespeare’s King Lear, and The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson. Learn more at santacruzshakespeare.org.

Tickets on Sale May 1, 2023. Don’t miss this memorable and delightful experience in one of Santa Cruz’s most majestic settings!


The Grove in Delaveaga Park
501 Upper Park Road
Santa Cruz, 95065
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