The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

February 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 24, 25
8:00PM - Doors open at 7:30
Rainier Valley Cultural Center
3515 South Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98118
$7, $5 Students, $10 at the door

Baptista Minola, senior partner of Padua Advertising, has a problem. His youngest daughter Bianca has been drawing the attention of nearly every man on the Upper East Side. His solution? No one will be allowed to "court" Bianca until his oldest daughter - the head strong, fiery, and temperamental Katharina - is married. After all, who would want a wife like Kate? Set amidst the whiskey sipping chauvinism of early 1960, quiet's production of The Taming of the Shrew continues our season-long exploration of gender through Shakespeare's classic comedy.

As an organization, quiet places a high priority on providing practical ways in which people can take active steps to become engaged in change. One of the ways we are staged to do this is by intentionally partnering with local, social organizations that are involved in addressing issues of gender, quiet's 2011 season theme. Each night of the production will sponsor a different partner organization. After each performance, the sponsored organization will participate in a community discussion about gender issues presented in the play. Panelists for the discussion will include actors, technicians, community members, academic instructors as well as representatives from the partner organization. A key component of these discussions is creating a place for dialogue; thus, YOU are encouraged to present questions and participate in the discussion. Come be a part of the conversation.