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The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Production toured 22 shows to 16 parks. Attendance: 10,281.

“Kiss me Kate!”
Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare

Kirsten Rasmussen (Kate) and Alex McCooeye (Petruchio). Photo: Antoine Yared

Quotes from the media:
Une réalisation délicieuse et colorée” Yves Rousseau, Le Quatrième. Read More…

“Alex McCooeye as Petruchio could give lessons to Don Juan on wooing a lady” by Jessica Wei, Charlebois Post. Read more…

Davide Chiazzese […] has a rich tenor that brightens several scenes” Kate McDonnell, Read more…

Both the leads Kirsten Rasmussen (Katharina) and Alex McCooeye (Petruchio) are power-houses and give the play incredible energy.” Katrina Sparks, Suites Culturelles, Read more…

Pictures from the show:





Photo Credit: 1: Antoine Yared, 2-4: Josie Desmarais

The Creative Team

Paul Hopkins, Director
Andrew Shaver, Director
Amy Keith, Set Designer
Susana Vera, Costume Designer

Sehar Bhojani, Biondella, Widow
Davide Chiazzese, Baptista
Mitchell Cohen, Gremio, Vincentio
Miriam Cummings, Bianca
Matt Gagnon, Grumio, Pedant
Jeffrey Ho, Tranio
Stephen Joffe, Hortensio, Tailor
Alex McCooeye, Petruchio
Kirsten Rasmussen, Katharina
Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski, Lucentio, Curtis

The Story:

Women are crazy! Men are idiots! Throughout the ages, the sexes have felt this way about their opposites at one time or another. For Shakespeare, this conflict inspired sheer, comic genius in The Taming of the Shrew.

When fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio meets wealthy, shrewish Katharina, sparks fly (and furniture too!) But like any good romantic comedy – when the heated arguments and passionate disdain subside – love prevails.

Come and enjoy this romantic comedy classic that has challenged and entertained audiences for centuries. Watch as our would-be lovers battle it out, because as we know, love is a battlefield.

The 2012 Shakespeare-in-the-Park Tour ran from Wednesday, July 11 until Sunday, August 5.

Production Staff

Chris Hidalgo, Production Manager
Gal Minnes, Technical Director
Michael Panich, Stage Manager
Danielle Skene, Assistant S.M.
Christina Sutrov, Assistant S.M.
Jonathan Cohen, Tour Manager
Anastasia Schneider, Assistant Set Designer
Heather Rimington, Assistant Set Designer -Intern
Erin Whitney, Assitant Costume Designer
Andrew Leeke, Head of Lighting
Marc-Antoine Legault, Head of Sound
Kaitlin Hickey, Site Technician
Jez Yung, Head of Wardrobe

Parks visited:

Wednesday, July 11 Mount Royal Mount Royal Cemetary 7:00pm
Thursday, July 12 Mount Royal Mount Royal Cemetary 7:00pm
Friday, July 13 Beaconsfield Parc Centennial 7:00pm
Saturday, July 14 Beaconsfield Parc Centennial 7:00pm
Sunday, July 15 Parc NDG NDG Park 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 17 Parc Extension Howard Park 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 18 Westmount Park Westmount Park 7:00pm
Thursday, July 19 Westmount Park Westmount Park 7:00pm
Friday, July 20 Westmount Park Westmount Park 7:00pm
Saturday, July 21 Westmount Park Westmount Park 7:00pm
Sunday, July 22 Hemmingford Recreation Centre 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 24 Rosemont-Petite-Patrie Parc de la Petite Italie 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 25 Kirkland Ecclestone Park 7:00pm
Thursday, July 26 Dorval Pine Beach Park 7:30pm
Friday, July 27 Westmount Westmount Park 7:00pm
Saturday, July 28 Westmount Westmount Park 7:00pm
Sunday, July 29 Parc Lafontaine Théâtre de Verdure 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 31 Pierrefonds East Community Centre 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 1 Côte Saint-Luc Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park 7:00pm
Thursday, August 2 Verdun George O’Reilly Park 7:30pm
Friday, August 3 Ville-Marie Cabot Square 7:00pm
Sunday, August 5 Saint-Laurent Philippe-Laheurte Park 7:00pm

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