The Taming of the Shrew


Genre : Comedy
First performance : August 1977
Last performance : October 1977
Theater : Lakewood High School, Lakewood, OH
Director : Daniel Sullivan
Writer : William Shakespeare

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Grumio


The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments—the "taming"—until she becomes a compliant and obedient bride. The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's more desirable sister, Bianca.