by Amy Freed
directed by Art Manke
March 24, 2018 - April 21, 2018


In Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio wins. But, what if a 16th-century woman had written it? In Amy Freed’s clever and wickedly funny spin on the classic, Kate triumphs, too. When her unstoppable force meets his immovable object (or is it the other way around?), the impact is red-hot and, oh, so sexy! From the author of The Beard of Avon comes a love story for our time.

Previews: March 24–29, 2018
First Night: March 30, 2018
Regular Performances: March 31–April 21, 2018

Recommendation: High school and above. Contains adult language.

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. Her other plays include 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 for Outstanding New Play (The Psychic Life of Savages). Freed’s work has widely been 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, Aurora Theatre Company, 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.

​Geoff and Valerie Fearns


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