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Thoughts on Taming of the Shrew

By: Merrie Mizaras

Let’s set NRP’s  “The Taming of the Shrew, Abridged” in a historical park on a mild summer evening, let’s keep the wonderful language of Shakespeare but lets bring it nearer to the modern day attention span,  let’s choose a play about extreme characters who unbelievably fall madly in love, then let’s dress our characters in turn of the century clothing and add music and dance!

These are some of the thoughts that were discussed at a winter meeting of NRP Board of Directors and the fruition of that dream will be opening soon, due to the collaboration of the Town, it’s wonderful Tourism Committee, the Peter Oliver House and the very special vision of a young director, Andrew Child!

Kate desires love, regardless of how unloving and unlovable she begins.  Her quarrelsome behavior is not entirely due to her lack of being loved, but also her self-absorption which the wily and irascible Petruchio interrupts and redirects!

Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, Abridged, w/music and dances

Fri/Sat/Sun Aug 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20 – 7pm, outdoors on the grounds of the Peter Oliver House, 443 Plymouth Street, just off Rt. 44, Middleboro, MA

Also enjoy our dinner and show experience with Lorenzo’s Restaurant.  Enjoy a wonderful three course meal (with glass of wine) especially designed for this production ($20) call 508-947-3000 for reservations.

For more info about NRP please visit us on our website: or on our FB, Flicker, Twitter, Tumble or Instagram sites.  You may also call our virtual box office 866 -244-0448 for reservations. Credit card purchases via EventBrite through our website.

Bring a chair or blanket for a lovely hour of riotous Shakespearean comedy under the stars. Shakespeare, Abridged; where you hear the magic of the bard’s words … just fewer of them.

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