Theatre Presents "Taming of the Shrew"

by Emily Finlay, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University’s Department of Art, Design and Theatre will present its fall production of “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare. The performance will open on Oct. 3 at 8p.m. in the DeVries Theater.

Bachelor Petruchio’s search for a wife finds an unwilling participant in Kate and hilarity ensues as he sets out to ‘tame’ his headstrong wife. The play has been set in the 1950s and abridged to fit a shorter time, but has not been adapted, staying true to Shakespeare’s classic. The romantic comedy has themes of mistaken identity, role reversal, difficult choices, and, especially, being surprised by love. It will be a fun, high-energy show that includes a live, 6-person acapella group singing ‘50s’ classics, such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, creating a light-hearted atmosphere for the event.

Evening shows begin at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3-5 and 11-12 with matinee shows on Oct. 4 - 5 and 12 at 2 p.m, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. and Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. For more information, call 937-766-4491 or visit the ticket webpage.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for over 125 years, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at