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    Shakespeare In the Park 2009 - The Taming of the Shrew

    Winner of 2  Awards and finalist in 3 categories at the NHTA 8!

A Shakespeare In The Park Production

 

 

Congratulations to the cast & crew of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

WINNERS at the the NH Theatre Awards for:

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Scott Gardner as Grumio

BEST DIRECTOR: Deborah Shakespeare Thurber

 

Scott Gardner accepting his award for Best Supporting Actor

Photo by P.T. Sullivan

 

Finalist at the NH Theatre Awards for:

BEST COSTUMES: Deborah Shakespeare Thurber

BEST ACTRESS: Mariah Sefel as Katherine

BEST PRODUCTION: The Taming of the Shrew

 

 

Actors' Circle Theatre (ACT) announces THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, their 2nd Annual Shakespeare in the Park production!!!

 

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is about t he courting of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate, and eponymous shrew. Katherina is at first an unwilling participant in the relationship but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments - the "taming" - until she is an obedient bride. The sub-plot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's less intractable sister, Bianca. (wikipedia.org).

The tale has been told throughout the years as the musical KISS ME KATE and the movie TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU.

 

Directed by Deborah Shakespeare Thurber. Mrs. Thurber is an Equity actor and the former director of The Publick Theatre in Boston. She now runs Project Shakespeare in Jaffrey, NH.

 

Performances are FREE and run August 8-9 &15-16 at 6pm at Depot Square Park located in downtown Peterborough, NH. Click HERE for directions.

Depot Square

11 School Street

Peterborough, NH 03458

 

Rain Performance Location:

*In the case of rain performances will be held at the Historical Society also in downtown Peterborough. Click HERE for directions.

The Peterborough Historical Society

19 Grove Street

Peterborough, NH 03458

 

Picnic Dinner

Audiences can also take advantage of a special Picnic Dinner for $10, provided by Aesopís Table of Depot Square. The meal features cold chicken, pasta salad and dessert. Those interested in the dinner offer must place their orders in advance by calling Aesopís Table at 603-924-1612 by 3pm on Friday, August 7th for the first weekendís performances, or Friday, August 14th for those attending the second weekend.

 

Read the Ledger-Transcript Article HERE!


Who's Who in SHREW:

 

The Minola Family

Katherina, the shrew....................................................................................Mariah Sefel

Bianca, her younger sister.....................................................................Kimberley Miller

Baptista, her father........................................................................................Martin Hanft

 

The Suitors

Petruchio, suitor to Kate..................................................................................John Sefel

Lucentio, pretends to be Cambio to woo Bianca.................................Chris McCartie

Hortensio, pretends to be Litio to woo Bianca................................Michael Redmond

Gremio, a rich old man, suitor to Bianca..................................................John Franklin

 

The Servants

Grumio, servant to Petruchio....................................................................Scott Gardner

Tranio, servant to Lucentio, and pretends to be Lucentio.....................Brian Boisvert

Biondello, servant to Lucentio.................................................................. Mia Moravis

Servant to Baptista..................................................................................Marilyn Simons

 

House servants to Petruchio

Curtis.........................................................................................................Marilyn Simons

Joseph..........................................................................................................John Franklin

Philip..................................................................................................................Rob Koch

 

Other Characters

 Vincentio, Lucentioís father............................................................................Rob Koch

A Widow, in love with Hortensio........................................Alana Korda (2nd weekend)

                                                                                          Marilyn Simons (1st weekend)

A Pedant, pretends to be Vincentio..........................................................David Premo

A Tailor....................................................................................................Kimberley Miller


The Crew
Producer- George Duncan
Director - Deborah Shakespeare Thurber

Stage Manager - Lynda Loll

Costume Design - Deborah Shakespeare Thurber

Assistant Costumer - Margaret Herlihy

Sound Design - Deborah Shakespeare Thurber

 

 

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