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“The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.” —New Yorker
Aquila Theatre breathes fresh life into Shakespeare’s timeless comedy about the battle of the sexes. Bianca, the beautiful daughter of a lord, is eligible for marriage but cannot be courted until her elder sister, Katherina, finds a husband. Katherina’s quick temper and acerbic wit, however, frighten off every potential suitor. Feeling that they are running out of options, two suitors hire a newcomer named Petruchio to seduce and “tame” Katherina. Known for their bold reinterpretations of classical plays, the Boston Globe says, “If energy be the food of Shakespeare, then Aquila Theatre serves up a smorgasbord.”
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This performance is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford
, and Doris Duke Charitable
foundations and matched by generous support from the community; also funded in part by Andrea's Legacy Fund
, used to protect and maintain the Flynn's performing arts and education programs.