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Shakespeare in the Park - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Telluride Theatre presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare PRICE: $20 ADULTS | $12 CHILDREN LOCAL'S NIGHT SATURDAY JULY 16 $12.50 DATE: July 15 - 22 (No Show July 19th) TIME: 8pm Nightly, 2pm Matinee July 16 VENUE: Town Park Stage AGES: Suitable for ages 12+ We chose Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew because it is truly a comedy about people behaving badly. It is a story where men clamor around a young woman who isn’t really worth the fuss, making bigger asses of themselves and their entire sex in the process. A widowed father sells off his difficult daughter to the highest bidder. And two people, cast out and disrespected by society in their own rights, find a common bond in playing the game of love, all too roughly at times and more like a long con than a courtship. All of this is framed by the fact that the story is a play within a play performed for a drunk who has just been thrown out of a bar. In 2017, we need a Shrew to remind us that what we want, or how important we think we are is not as pressing as how we treat each other.

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