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The Taming of The Shrew – Play Through March 25

March 25

Otto M. Budig Theatre

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Sara Mackie as Katherine, Torie Wiggins as Baptista, and Josh Innerst as Petruchio in Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” directed by Jemma Alix Levy playing March 3-25, 2023 at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.
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The Taming of The Shrew will be at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company from March 3 to 25


Watch a series of hilarious attempts to tame the “shrew” in this unexpected reimagining of The Taming of The Shrew. Beloved and beautiful, Bianca has everything except a husband, thanks to overbearing parents and a headstrong sister, Katherine. Bianca’s suitors enlist some help to woo Katherine and let Bianca get married, leading to some feminist hijinks and hilarity.  

Director Jemma Alix Levy takes this controversial play by storm by reimagining the Induction that frames the main story. The original Induction, often dropped by other theatres, tells the story of a nobleman tricking a drunk tinker, Christopher Sly. C.S.C. brings this tale into the 21st century, not just learning from the story but watching Kristina and Amy’s reactions. 

This production is led by numerous talented individuals working as a team. The set design is by Samantha Reno; the lighting is by Chris Hollow and Robert Stimmel. Kristina Sneshkoff and Kevin Semancik designed the costumes and sound design, respectively, with Kara Eble Trusty as the Properties Designer. 


Tickets to The Taming of The Shrew

Tickets cost between $14-$70, with preview tickets available for $45. Discounts are offered for seniors and students. A complete list of showtimes can be found here 

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A 450-space underground garage, surface lots, and on-street parking are available near Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. 

Directions for Cincinnati METRO to the Otto M. Budig Theater. 

C.S.C. offers Valet Parking for every performance; make parking reservations for $25 in advance when purchasing tickets or visit The valet is at the corner of 12th and Elm Street by the theatre, 1.5 hours before the performance. Cars can be picked up for up to one hour following a performance; arrangements must be made for later times. 


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Accessibility at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Five wheelchair-accessible seats are available. An accessible entrance ramp is in the Lower Gallery, and an elevator allows access to the Upper Gallery.  

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company offers a selection of performances with accessibility resources. An Audio Described performance is provided on Friday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m. A Sign Language Interpreted performance is offered on Saturday, December 31, at 2 p.m.   


About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

A professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life. In the summer of 2017, the theater relocated to the Otto M. Budig Theater, a new facility in O.T.R. C.S.C.’s repertoire comprised William Shakespeare’s works, literary adaptations, and contemporary classics.  


About The Otto M. Budig Theater

The Otto M. Budig Theater has only six rows, with all the seats less than 20 feet from the stage. This places the audience closer to the performance than any other regional venue. This makes for the most unique and intimate theater experience in Cincinnati.  


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The Taming of Shrew image provided by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 

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Otto M. Budig Theatre
1195 Elm Street
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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