the taming of the shrew

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 included a re-imagined opening scene that features The Company of Particoat Wags, an Elizabethan children’s acting company that received a surprise visit from Queen Bess herself. Everyone took a trip to sunny Italy in the premiere of Il Soggiorno della Regina: A Festival of Renaissance Music, Dance, Song and Story.

Director, Barbara Schwartz

Musical Director, Maia Rodriguez

Choreographer, Diane Spinelli