Taming of the Shrew Press Release

Barefoot Shakespeare Company presents

William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

Summit Rock at Central Park 

August 25 – 28 and September 2 – 4

Free Admission

New York, NY, July 15, 2016: Barefoot Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce the second show of its fourth season, Taming of the Shrew. All shows will be performed at Summit Rock in Central Park and admission is free.

Barefoot Shakespeare Company was formed three years ago by Rob Sniffin, Emily Gallagher and Courtney Moors. Barefoot’s mission is to bring Shakespeare’s work to a wide and diverse audience with a pedestrian, engaging and modern outlook on the works of the Bard. They strive to create work that is grounded, accessible and applicable and seek to approach all of Shakespeare’s texts with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.

Raw, quick, sharp. That’s our Kate and Petruchio. But how did we get here? Men and women look at things from different lenses, and it comes to a head in a fast, tumultuous and sexy spectacle. In the 1950s, everything was in its place…what happens when we shake the world up a bit?

The show is directed by Robert Sniffin and the cast includes both Barefoot alumni and newcomers: Christopher Berghoff, Collin Blackard, Emily Gallagher, Isaac Miller, Clinton Powell, Joe Raik, Jefferson Reardon, Taylor Rynski, Stephen Shore, Emily Thaler, and Christopher Whitehead.

All shows will take place at Summit Rock in Central Park on the following dates and times: August 25th at 6 PM; August 26th at 6 PM; August 27th at 4 PM; August 28th at 4 PM; September 2nd at 6 PM; September 3rd at 4 PM and September 4th at 4 PM. Admission for all performances is free.

For more information, see Barefoot Shakespeare Company’s website, www.barefootshakespeare.org.

August 25 – 28 and September 2 – 4, Summit Rock, Central Park