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  SHREW! at South Coast Repertory


South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa

Freedís reboot of the story delves into Kateís and Petruchioís back stories. For Kate, itís breaking free of the constraints on women of the late 16th century and enjoying all the rights and opportunities that men in her society enjoyed. For Petruchio, itís a smoothing-out of his stock braggadocio with more complicated dimensions and creating in him a suitable spouse for Kate.

Thru - Apr 21, 2018

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Price: $23+

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 714-708-5555

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  SHREW! Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...But Freed's revamp suffers from an excess of intelligence. In balancing a contemporary understanding of Katherina (renamed Katherine here) with an appreciation of the original play containing her, "Shrew!" never manages to take independent flight."
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Charles McNulty

Broadway World - Recommended

"...In South Coast Repertory's latest World Premiere production---which continues performances in Costa Mesa through April 21---SHREW! (yes, with an exclamation point) takes on the familiar story and tweaks it in a way that not only gives it a reverent nod to Shakespeare's original but also rejiggers it for modern, more progressive tastes. In the process, the play straddles a fence between old and new and becomes keenly self-aware of what it's doing, resulting in a curiously funny, entertaining, and (dare I say) more romantic new spin on a stage classic."
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Michael Quintos

Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...Amy Freed returns to South Coast Repertory with another hit-or-miss (but mostly miss) World Premiere comedy, this time a purportedly feminist take on William Shakespeareís The Taming Of The Shrew retitled simply Shrew!"
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Steven Stanley

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