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The Taming of the Shrew in the Park
August 3 @ 6:00 pm UTC-7
One event on August 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) presents their second annual free theater in the park series with Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Shows are performed in different locations this summer around Vancouver. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic dinner for this fun, one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family.
Performances: July 20 at 6 p.m., WSU Vancouver Ampitheater, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.; Aug. 3 & Aug. 4 at 6 p.m., Mended Oak Winery, 10209 NE 299th St., Battle Ground; Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 6 p.m., Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy.
A re-telling of the classic story, this production promises to be anything but tame. Love, power, relationships and companionship reach new heights in MPA’s gender flipping spin on Shakespeare’s comedy. Two sisters are well-known in the town of Padua: Bianca, the younger sister, is very popular and beautiful, with several men vying for her affections. Katherina, the older sister, is strong-willed, feisty, and caustic, with no interest at all in love, men, or marriage. Their father, however, has ruled that his younger daughter may not marry until the older one does; and all kinds of high-jinks, subterfuge, and mistaken identities ensue. Who will take on the challenge of wooing Katherina? Who will prove strong enough to fight for true love? Will Katherina finally meet her match, and will both sisters find their happily-ever-after? This production is directed by Kristin Heller with fight choreography by Kristen Mun.