E-T Staff Report

Theatre at Tarleton presents its second production of the 2009-10 theatre season - William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater.

Shakespeare brings together a wide variety of characters in this rip-roaring, slapstick production. Two daughters, Bianca and Kate, create mayhem as suitors abound and romance blossoms.

The Tarleton production features several student designers. Elizabeth Lowe, a senior theatre major from Waco, designed the colorful costumes. Drew Gillespie, a junior theater major from Bluff Dale, created the lighting design.

With a cast of more than 20, the stage will be filled with scenery designed by Carol Stavish, associate professor of theatre at Tarleton. Assistant Professor of Theatre Jen Groseth designed the sound. Theatre Area Coordinator and Production Director Mark Holtorf has set the show in the glorious Old West.

“The Taming of the Shrew” is meant for audiences of all ages and contains some of Shakespeare’s funniest language. 

Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m. For ticket prices, call the box office at 968-9634.