A World Premiere Musical based on “The Taming of the Shrew”
Adapted by David Rice & Lydia Hiller
Music by Christopher Kriz, Lyrics by Lydia Hiller & David Rice
Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller
Choreographed by Ericka Mac
Previews July 11-13
July 14 ~ August 19, 2018
Shakespeare’s bawdiest comedy…with a modern twist!
The team that brought you 2013’s double Jeff-Award Winning hit musical Cymbeline: A Musical Folktale returns with a sharp new take on Shakespeare’s comic battle of the sexes. Set in 1930’s Chicago with a sharp jazz score, Shrew’d offers a Kate who is Petruchio’s equal…and who makes him happy to discover it.
“First Folio offers something Navy Pier can’t… plenty of greenery, gentle breezes and the chance to stretch out on a blanket with family and friends while being transported to Shakespeare’s otherworldly romance.” -Chicago Tribune
Scenic Design: Angela Weber Miller°, USA
Costume Design: TBA
Lighting Design: Michael McNamara°, USA
Sound Design: Christopher Kriz°, USA
Properties Design: TBA
Stage Manager: TBA
Production Assistant: Sarah West°
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers.
°Denotes First Folio Artistic Associate