Fortune’s Fool Productions present Shakespeare’s most sexist (and possibly sexiest) comedy, The Taming of the Shrew.
Billed as (Not a Traditional) Taming of the Shrew, Fortune’s Fool Productions have (sex) changed the Bard’s play, and they want to know is post-Marriage Referendum, post-Gender Self-Designation Dublin ready for such a show? Well, you’ll just have to come and find out for yourself.
Set in the other fair city of Padua, Katherina’s younger sister, Bianca, is the most sought after bride in town, but her father has vowed that Bianca cannot marry until her older sister, Katherina, the shrew, becomes a wife. The hunt is on to find a tamer and set Bianca free to be woo’d (or bought) by the most worthy suitor.
We are told to expect the unexpected in this hysterical (and sometimes troubling) interpretation of Taming. The play will be performed in the great outdoors of the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, so pray for good weather!
The evening performances take place on the 6th and 7th, and 10th to 14th of August inclusive, with a curtain time of 7pm, the show finishing by 9pm. Matinee performances take place on 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th August at 3pm, finishing by 5pm.
And the best part of it all — admission is FREE! Access to the performances is via the Clonmel Street entrance, just off Harcourt Street. Bring a blanket to sit on, a picnic supper (just remember alcohol is not permitted in the park) and enjoy the show!
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