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4/30 The Taming of the Shrew

04/28/2013

This Tuesday, April 30th, we will be reading “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare.

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This drama is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The play starts with the Induction where a trick is played by a nobleman on the drunkard Christopher Sly who arranges for an acting troupe to perform a play called The Taming of the Shrew…

The beautiful and gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers (Lucentio, Gremio and Hortensio) but her father insists that she will not marry until her shrewish sister, Katharina, is betrothed. Bianca’s suitors persuade fortune-seeker Petruchio to court her. The suitors pay for any costs involved and there is also the goal of Katharina’s dowry. Petruchio marries Katharina and he carries Katharina off to his country house with his servant Grumio.

WHERE:
J.E.T. Studios, Hagen Studio
5126 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 30th
7:00pm

PARKING:
There is metered parking on Lankershim and Magnolia, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. There is a parking lot across from J.E.T. that costs $7, as well as valet parking at numerous restaurants and bars on Magnolia for $5 (Brickyard Pub, Bow & Truss both do valet). You can also find free residential parking on most of the side streets in NoHo. We are also a few blocks down the street from the Metro Red Line (at Lankershim & Chandler).

ADMISSION:
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.

CAST:
LORD, CURTIS, NICHOLAS – Kate Purnell
CHRISTOPHER SLY, PEDANT, WIDOW – Caitlin Reilly
BARTHOLOMEW, GREMIO, TAILOR, PETER – Nicole Dominguez
2ND HUNSTMAN, BIONDELLO, 3RD SERVANT, JOSEPH – Emily Clark
BAPTISTA– John Ross Clark
VINCENTIO, 1ST SERVANT, HABERDASHER – Travis James Riner
LUCENTIO – Oscar Gubelman
PETRUCHIO – Gugun Deep Singh
MESSENGER, TRANIO, PHILIP, 1ST HUNTSMAN – Donna Noelle Ibale
1ST HUNTSMAN, HOSTESS, GRUMIO, PAGE – Rachael McLachlan*
KATHERINA – Courtney Bell
BIANCA – Meghan Allison
2ND SERVANT, HORTENSIO, NATHANIEL, STAGE DIRECTIONS – Amy Bartlett

*First Play Club West Reading

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