FIRST FOLIO THEATRE PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL PRODUCTION SHREW’D! JULY 11 – AUGUST 19
Chicago’s premier outdoor professional theatre, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents the world premiere of SHREW’D!, a new musical based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, adapted by Executive Director David Rice and Lydia Hiller, with music by Christopher Kriz and lyrics by Lydia Hiller and David Rice. Directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, SHREW’D! previews July 11-13, opens July 14 and runs through August 19, 2018.
Set in a 1930’s Chicago jazz club, SHREW’D! follows the lives of two sisters – the tempestuous songwriter, Kate, who simply doesn’t have time for a man, and her sister, Bianca, an up-and-coming dance sensation. While trying to make their mark in their father’s nightclub, the sisters meet Petruchio and Lucentio, two mugs who fall for them like the proverbial ton of bricks. A blend of Shakespeare’s dialogue and original music and lyrics with a Chicago twist provides an unparalleled fusion of the original story and modern adaptation to set this story in the 21st century.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 630.986.8067 or online at www.firstfolio.org.
- Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- Jul 11, 2018 through Aug 19, 2018
- 8:15PM - 8:15PM