This fall, Assumption College’s Merely Players will be performing William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew, spoken in modern English. Co-director Julia Stevens said, “Since we modernized the dialogue, it will be easier for everyone to understand and to enjoy.” The Taming of the Shrew served as the basis for beloved 90’s flick 10 Things I Hate About You starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger.
Assumption students from every grade have been working hard at rehearsals with co-directors Stevens and Caroline Critelli, both juniors here at Assumption. Stevens said, “We have an extremely talented cast that works well together and has a lot of fun... It’s a hilarious story and our actors make it even better, bringing in a lot of their own humor and a lot of chemistry. We’re hoping that the audience will have as much fun as we do.” The cast will work their magic to tell the hilarious tale of Katherina, the shrew, her suitor, Petruchio and all of the shenanigans that surround their courtship. It should be noted that there is some crude language and cursing throughout the play.
There will be two performances of The Taming of the Shrew. The first will be on December 2 at 7:00 p.m. and the second will be on December 3 at 2:00 p.m. both in the La Maison theater. Tickets will be available to purchase in Charlie’s the week before and will also be sold at the door prior to show time. Tickets are three dollars for students and seniors, five dollars for adults and free for children 12 and under.