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The Taming of the Shrew

Petruchio Kate Kiss

 

What the Critics Said:

"Corny, irreverent and a virtual round-up of references to every cowboy movie and TV show under the Western sun, Dunn's 'Shrew' is something of a Bay Area theatrical landmark...genial, engaging and very funny...Kate and Petruchio are very well matched. Paul Sulzman's Petruchio is every inch an unapologetic fortune hunter, a Clint Eastwood style (in manner and dress) frontier mercenary accompanied by grungy, leader-and-bandoleer-clad henchman-servant Grumio (Jonathan Gonzalez as a very funny cross between Eli Wallach in ‘The Good, the Bad' and Alfonso Bedoya in ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre')...Marcia Pizzo's lanky tomboy Kate is a force of nature, rough, combative, swaggering in her boots...solid, inventive performances of a number of players – Jarion Monroe's wry, hard-drinking Sheriff Baptista, Ian Swift's remarkably crusty old Gremio, Stephen Dietz's hilariously sleepy drunk – keeps his 'Shrew' rolling pleasantly, often hilariously on into to the sunset."
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

The Taming of the Shrew : Petruchio at his wedding







"The Wild West circus that is James Dunn's sagebrush framed 'The Taming of the Shrew' is paying a visit to Forest Meadows Amphitheatre for the next few weeks and if exuberant physical comedy fits your taste, you won't want to miss it...I'm happy to report that the old gal looks mighty handsome in her dotage, having lost none of the originality, satirical wit, and crowd-pleasing energy that endeared her to previous fans. In fact, I would go so far as to call this cowboy parody one of the most successful 'concept' adaptations (and there have been many) of Shakespeare that I have ever seen...there isn't a weakness in what is an extremely ingratiating cast."
Charles Brousse, Marin Independent Journal


 

"Living up to a legend is hard...Yet Director James Dunn, who has shepherded his production throughout this country and abroad, isn't afraid of competing – even with himself. And on a warm August night in Forest Meadows, Dunn and Shakespeare and a fine ensemble of actors..make it all shine once again."
Lee Brady, Pacific Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 




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