Presented by Metropolitan Homeschool Productions. June 20-22 – 2 & 7 p.m., June 23 – 2 & 6 p.m. at Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, VA. Tickets $15.
One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies – in the style of Commedia dell’arte. A greedy father! Smitten young lovers, Mischievous servants! Deception! Disguises…and a temperamental ‘shrew’ who meets her match.
Our hilarious, fast-paced version in Shakespeare’s original language includes a re-imagined opening scene that features The Company of Particoat Wags, an Elizabethan children’s acting company that receives a surprise visit from Queen Bess herself. Everyone takes a trip to sunny Italy in the premiere of Il Soggiorno della Regina: A Festival of Renaissance Music, Dance, Song and Story and lives happily ever after.
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For an historical perspective of this play dubbed a “problem” and the MHP vision, please read the director’s notes.
Director, Barbara Schwartz
Musical Director, Maia Rodriguez
Choreographer, Diane Spinelli