The Taming of the Shrew

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's performance of The Taming of the Shrew

June 24, 2017 · 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


We are happy to welcome back the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre for another family-friendly summer performance this year with their production of Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, June 24. This Shakespearean classic has been adapted to fit a one-hour time slot and is crafted into a high-energy performance that will be entertaining for young and old alike.

Here’s how the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre describes their take on the classic:

Grab a seat close to the stage as AST transports you back to the lively and colorful days of old world Italy, where embracing adventure, music, and above all, passion was a way of life. Through a flurry of song and spectacle, join the rambunctious and arrogant Petruchio in his quest to woo the unimpressed and headstrong "Kate the Curst." Inspired by Italian traditions of puppetry and commedia dell'arte, our players bring the audience right into the middle of the action. So come ready to play – we can't tell the story without you!

We hope you’ll join us for this free outdoor performance. The show starts at 7 p.m., but we’ll have food trucks on site starting at 5 p.m. so you can grab a bite to eat, get a good spot on the lawn to view the show and enjoy a walk on the historic grounds of the Institute. We are also working on some extra surprises, so check back soon to see what else we have in store. Register for the performance with the button above/below to reserve your spot (especially important in case we must move to our rain venue) and come enjoy a summer day on the mountain.