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Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Craig J. George
New York Premiere at The Duke on 42nd Street
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Amy Ritchings
Lighting Design by Sebastian Paczynski
Multimedia Design by Adam Larsen
Original Music by David Brandenburg
Additional Text by Bryan Doerries
Choreography by Kate Swan
Properties by Jo Winiarski
Production Stage Management by Jenniver Cielsky George
Production Management by Toni Marie Davis
Technical Direction by Paul Bradley
Assistant Stage Management by Nancy Gartlan
Dramaturgy by Richard Horwich
Public Relations by Matthew Kowles
Originally produced and presented by The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival

“The notion of Kate and Petruchio switching roles works beautifully, and speaks volumes. Petruchio’s takeover of Kate’s final aria is exceptionally moving.” -
The New York Times

“This is better theatre than you’d expect to find…silly but savvy, and just the thing to accompany a sunset picnic. As night falls, junebugs and actors zoom madly across the stage and its grassy perimeter, giddy with purposeful energy.” -The New Yorker

“…the ensuing verbal and physical wrestling match is brilliantly staged. These moments, the brainchild of director Craig George, which range from Kate’s ‘50’s housewife striptease to the flying Bianca doll, are total crowd pleasers…this makes Taming of the Shrew: Extreme an extremely entertaining evening.” -The Independent

“And suddenly, Petruchio is the servant and Kate is the master, and the play is thrust instantly into the present. It’s a brilliant insertion, which, combined with a few judicious changes in the ending speech of Katherine turns this into a truly timeless comedy. However, this is only the beginning of the crazy arrows in director Craig George’s comedy quiver.” -The Southampton Press