by ​Amy Freed
directed by ​​Sharon Ott
Pacific Playwrights Festival
April 21, 2017 - April 21, 2017

What do you call a woman who is smart, ambitious, quick-witted and strong-willed? In Shakespeare’s England they called her “shrew” (unless they called her “Your Majesty”)​— but Amy Freed has a different idea when she applies her wickedly funny spin to the unorthodox romance of Kate and Petruchio.

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Amy Freed is the author of The Monster Builder, Safe in Hell, The Beard of Avon, Freedomland, and You, Nero, all commissioned or performed at SCR. Other plays includeShrew!, Them That Are Perfect, Restoration Comedy, The Psychic Life of Savages, Still Warm and Claustrophilia. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Freedomland) and the recipient of both the Joseph Kesselring Award and the Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award (The Psychic Life of Savages). Freed’s work has been widely produced in a variety of houses, including Arena Stage, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, The Flea, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Aurora, American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, The Canadian Stage Company and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She lives in San Francisco where she is an Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University.

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