The Taming of the Shrew

Ohio Shakespeare Festival

Akron, OH
Professional Theatre

By: William Shakespeare

July 7 - August 14, 2022

Show Description:

Everyone loves sweet Bianca. No one can stand her sour sister Kate. So their prudish father concocts the perfect plan: no one marries Bianca until the un-wedd-able Kate is wed. Add in some inept servants, dottie old men, mistaken identities, and some toxic masculinity, and you've got Shakespeare’s classic comedy: The Taming of the Shrew. This particular production will challenge and enlighten traditional ideas of gender with nontraditional casting.

Staff and Cast

Director: Terry Burgler



8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
8pm Sundays

All performances: Gates open 6pm, 7:30pm Greenshow performance

Preview Night ($15 tickets): Thursday July 15
Pay What You Will Night: Sunday July 18
Free Student Night: Thursday July 22

Runtime: 1h 37m (no intermission)


$15 - $30

(330) 574-2537

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Health and Safety Guidelines

- We are no longer enforcing mask-wearing in the theatre.

- We will not require proof of vaccination status or negative test results for these performances.

- If you would like to request socially distanced seating, you may do so by contacting the box office directly at 330-5-SHAKES or email

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories for this production.


Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44303