"The Taming of the Shrew"

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The Deal

  • One ticket to see The Taming of the Shrew, or a season pass for Shakespeare Off-Broadway
  • When: June 26–28 and July 10–12. The season continues through April 2016.
  • Where: Players Theatre
  • Door time: 30 minutes prior to showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Ticketing Options for The Taming of the Shrew

Ticketing Options for the Season Pass

  • $63 for a Groundling Bard Card, good for one ticket to two productions (up to $110 value)
  • $135 for a Courtier Bard Card, good for two tickets to two productions (up to $220 value)
  • $270 for a Kingsman Bard Card, good for two tickets to four productions (up to $440 value)
  • Click here for more info on the 2015–2016 season, which includes The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, Double Falsehood, or The Distrest Lovers

The Taming of the Shrew

There’s small choice in rotten apples.

The controversial battle of the sexes, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew treats showgoers to a madcap comedy about men and women’s efforts—and failures—to live together. Swirling around the family of the wealthy lord, Baptista, the play follows his daughters, the beautiful Bianca and her temperamental sister, Katherina. As the title suggests, Kate is the shrew to be tamed, and her clever husband-to-be Petruchio goes about it in ways sure to provoke a reaction: viewers can expect laughter, mixed with the occasional bout of outrage at the gender imbalance in Shakespeare’s day. Unsurprisingly, this winning combination of humor and—perhaps unintentional—social commentary has resulted in a number of famous adaptations, including Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me, Kate! and the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You.

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Email registration required for Bard Card Options. Redeem starting on day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Players Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects The Theatre Project's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Theatre Project


There's growth as an actor, and then there's growth as a human being—but for the founders of The Theatre Project, there's no difference between the two. Emphasizing that actors are indeed ever-evolving human beings and not, as previously thought, aliens practicing how to be human beings, The Theatre Project has transformed into more than a theater company. Driven by a creative ensemble of artists who've banded together to revamp the modern theatergoing experience, it has become an organism. With fresh adaptations such as a take on 4.48 Pyschosis, the Project has earned the title of "Adventurous New Company" from The Villager, and its world-premiere productions have been rewarded with sold-out shows and have inspired Downtown Magazine to hail the Project as "one to watch in the next year." Yet, with each subsequent year, it continues to remain one to watch, as it puts imagination and teamwork into brand-new works and creative interpretations of the classics.

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