Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew

Directed by Caitlin Lowans, written by William Shakespeare
July 6, 2023- July 30, 2023

Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Wednesday through Sunday at 7pm
NEW: Fridays are now indoors!

“I see a woman may be made a fool/If she had not a spirit to resist.” Will’s original battle of wills, staged in an Elizabethan England every bit as stylized and strict as we always imagine it, with one key difference: this society is a matriarchy. We’re reversing traditional hierarchies to breathe new life into the Shrew you thought you knew. Kate and Petruchia, equals in intellect, impudence, and perhaps even infatuation learn to balance identity and belonging, with plenty of sniping, head-butting, and comic brilliance along the way.  

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*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions. Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.


This play contains complex family dynamics, gender discrimination, bawdy humor, absurdly large gowns, contentious romantic relationships and perhaps the odd parasol. 


Alphabetical by last name.


Annie Barbour

Annie Barbour*  (Petruchia/Biondella )

Birgitta De Pree

Birgitta De Pree*  (Baptista/Grumia )

Rachel Fey

Rachel Fey  (Trania/Tailor )

Iliana Lucero Barron

Iliana Lucero Barron (Lucentia/Phillippa)

Cheerish Martin

Cheerish Martin (Hortensia/Officer)

Ian Michael Minh

Ian Michael Minh* (Kate)

Adrienne Martin-Fullwood

Adrienne Martin-Fullwood* (Gremia/Widower/Curtis/Haberdasher)

Colton Pratt

Colton Pratt (Bianco/Vincentio/Josephine )

See you this summer for PERICLES!


Creative Team

Caitlin Lowans
Garth Moritz
Stage Manager
Skylar Campbell
Assistant Stage Manager/CCO
Pheobe Boynton
Costume Designer
Will Alejandro Melendez
Light Designer
Marie Verdu 
Scenic & Props Designer 
CeCe Smith 
Sound Designer
Chevelier Wiggins 
Audio Engineer 
Patty Bizarro
Lighting Supervisor


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Pre-Show Chats 
Thursday, July 6th and Thursday, July 27th join designers and the director before the performance for a discussion about the nuances of producing theatre!

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