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Shakespeare Santa Cruz

UCSC Theater Arts

Holiday Show

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The Taming of the Shrew

Written by William Shakespeare

July 23rd - September 1st
Directed by Edward Morgan 
In the Festival Glen

Wealthy Baptista has two daughters; gentle and beautiful Bianca who is much sought after by the noble men of the town and Katherine who is, well, a shrew. As the oldest, Katherine must marry first but Bianca’s many suitors can’t afford to wait, so they convince the boisterous and quick-witted Petruchio to take on the challenge of domesticating the sharp-tongued, quick-tempered “shrew.” Can Petruchio subdue Katherine’s temper and win her bountiful dowry along with her love? Or will she continue her shrewish ways in Shakespeare’s ultimate battle-of-the-sexes comedy!

"I am as peremptory as she proud-minded. And where two raging fires meet together they do consume the thing that feeds their fury." Act 2, Scene 1

In order to bring you the most exciting productions possible, the design of the stage and scenery in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen changes from season to season. This seating map is an approximation; due to seasonal changes, we cannot guarantee specific Groundling seating locations.

**Please note - Everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age. All children, even if sitting on your lap, will still be required a ticket for entry into the venue.**

Advanced ticket sales end 3 hours prior to show time. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door.

Event parking on the UCSC campus is $4, cash only.