Sunday, July 24, 2011

SHAKESPEARE COMEDY TURNED ON ITS HEAD @ THE STRAND THEATER NEXT WEEKEND!

PictureUnruly Women presents

SHREWING OF THE TAMED
Adapted by Francesca Chilcote and Laurie Wolf

WHEN: Friday, July 29, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 30, at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday, July 31, at 2 PM
WHERE: Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Students: $10 | General: $15
ONLINE, via Email: fmchilcote@gmail.com
or call 703.622.6526 (Keegan Cassady, Producing Associate)
Visit them online:
http://shrewingofthetamed.com/

Shrewing of the Tamed explores the politics of power, sex and laughter by taking Shakespeare's original text and turning it on its head.

Shrewing of the Tamed subverts the traditional conceits of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, challenging gender norms and power structures by flipping the show on its head. By grounding the play in the "Induction," Shakespeare's original framing for the text (which actually is in a bar!) this adaptation irreverently strips away all the excesses of traditional productions, finding the joy, pain, and absurdity in what is one of Shakespeare's most problematic comedies.

Recipient of the William and Mary College Chappell Fellowship, Shrewing of the Tamed is the culmination of a year of research and refinement. The culmination of Francesca Chilcote's Senior Thesis Project on Women and Comedy, Ms. Chilcote won the Chappell Grant for Undergraduate Research from her university, The College of William and Mary, to workshop this production and produce a documentary on the development process.
The entire Unruly Women team is thrilled to offer this excellent retelling to entertain and challenge Baltimore theatregoers this summer.

About Unruly Women: “We are Unruly Women, part of a growing collective of William and Mary graduates looking to make excellent art into reality. Founded by Francesca Chilcote, Phi Beta Kappa and class of '11 and Laurie Wolf, Director of William and Mary Theatre. Over the years, recent graduates of the College of William and Mary work hand in hand with some of the College's best faculty to produce new, enticing works.

“Following last year's dark tragedy, Santa's Helper by Cassady Kay (W&M '10), we will present Chilcote and Wolf's feminist adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew in the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival and the Strand Theater. Shrewing of the Tamed subverts the traditional conceits of the original version, challenging gender norms and power structures. Also, we plan on producing a short film documenting the process and development of this production.”