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The Taming of the Shrew(d)

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by William Shakespeare

directed by Kyle Donnelly

February 28 – March 11

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

About the Play

In the post-apocalyptic future (is there any future that is not?) a group of female warrior/actors perform plays from before the collapse of society, most notably those of Shakespeare as cautionary tales of how civilizations have fought with each other, may have loved each other but ultimately destroyed each other.
About the Playwright
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. (wikipedia.com)
About the Director

KYLE DONNELLY has been a professional director for the past 30 years, working in many of American’s top regional theatres.

She has had a long association with Arena Stage in Washington, DC , having been Associate Artistic Director from 1992 to 1998 and directed such productions as Well, She Loves Me, Born Yesterday, Tom Walker, The Women, Lovers and Executioners, The Miser, Molly Sweeney, A Small World, Dancing at Lughnasa (winner of Helen Hayes Award for Best Production), Summer and Smoke, A Month in the Country, The School for Wives, Misalliance, Polk County (Helen Hayes Award for Best New Musical), Plough and the Stars, Shakespeare in Hollywood and others. She directed the American premiere of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do! Off Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre and has directed at the O’Neill Theatre Festival (Spoon Lake Blues), Old Globe (Opus, Orson’s Shadow, Midsummer Night’s Dream), Seattle Repertory (Constant Wife, Three Musketeers), Williamstown Theatre Festival (Philadelphia, Here I Come!), Goodman Theatre (The Rover, Dancing at Lughnasa), Steppenwolf Theatre (Molly Sweeney), Huntington Theatre (Ah, Wilderness!, Hyde Park, Aristocrats, Little Foxes), American Conservatory Theatre (Constant Wife), McCarter Theatre and Berkeley Repertory (Polk County), Ford’s Theatre (State of the Union), Court Theatre (Pygmalion, Paradise Hotel), the Humana Festival at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville (Zara Spook and Other Lures), A Contemporary Theatre (Collected Stories) Alabama Shakespeare Festival (The Rivals), Studio Theatre (Baltimore Waltz), Signature Theatre (Three Nights in Tehran), Alliance Theatre (To Kill a Mockingbird) and many other regional theaters around the country.

She founded her own acting studio called the Actors' Center in Chicago which was a leading training center for actors in that city from 1982 - 1992. She is a member of SSDC and winner of the Alan Schneider award from TCG, AT&T Onstage Award, the Helen Hayes Award and the Joseph Jefferson Award and holds the Arthur and Molli Wagner Endowed Chair in Acting.

Director's Statement

This production will be an epic battle for survival where no rules of civilization apply. This ranges from deadly hand to hand combat to pratfalls and definitely involves black and inappropriate humor.

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The Cast

Lucentio – Claire Roberson
Tranio – Caroline Siewert
Gremio – Nicole Javier
Katherine – Katherine Ko
Baptista – Zora Howard
Bianca –  Mo Rodvanich
Grumio –  Kimberly Monks
Petruchio – Mary Glen Fredrick
Hortensio – Danielle Wineman
Biondello – Hannah Finn
Vincentio – Janet Fiki
Men – Hunter Spangler, Max Singer, Allyn Moriyon
The Creative Team

Director – Kyle Donnelly
Scenic Designer – Samantha Rojales
Lighting Designer – Joel Britt
Costume Designer – Annie Le
Sound Designer – Grady Kestler
Dramaturg – Kristen Tregar
Production Stage Manager – Hsiu-i Lu
Asst. Stage Managers – Willie Michiels

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.








Feb. 28

Mar. 2

Mar. 3

Mar. 4

Mar. 4

Mar. 9

Mar. 10

Mar. 11
7:00 pm     PREVIEW

7:00 pm     PREVIEW

7:30 pm     OPENING

2:00 pm

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available Tuesday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at Mandell Weiss Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

Theatre & Dance Faculty, Staff & Majors Only >>


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