“Une réalisation délicieuse et colorée”
– Yves Rousseau, Le Quatrième.


“Alex McCooeye as Petruchio could give lessons to Don Juan on wooing a lady”
– Jessica Wei, Charlebois Post


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

The Play

When fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio meets wealthy, shrewish Katharina, sparks fly (and furniture too!) as would-be lovers battle it out, because as we know, love is a battlefield.  Shakespeare’s comic genius shines as the conflict of the sexes takes centre stage in The Taming of the Shrew. Like any good romantic comedy – when the heated arguments and passionate disdain subside – love prevails!

The Taming of the Shrew related media content can be found here…

The Team

Artistic Team

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

Production Staff

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

The Cast

(In alphabetical order:)
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

Parks Visited

July 11-12: Mount Royal: Mount Royal Cemetery July 13-14: Beaconsfield: Parc Centennial July 15: NDG: NDG Park July 17: Parc Extension: Howard Park July 18-21: Westmount: Westmount Park July 22: Hemmingford: Recreation Centre July 24: Rosemont-Petite-Patrie: Parc de la Petite Italie

July 25: Kirkland: Ecclestone Park
July 26: Dorval: Pine Beach Park
July 27-28: Westmount: Westmount Park
July 29: Parc Lafontaine: Théâtre de Verdure
July 31: Pierrefonds: East Community Centre
August 1: Côte Saint-Luc: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park