Katherine & Petruchio played by Jamie Hoggan and John Mussack enjoying a relaxing evening together!

The El Rio Theatre Project will present its Sixth annual Shakespeare in the Park with William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheater; 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Performances are scheduled for September 21-23, 27-30 and October 4-7 with a curtain time of 7 p.m. for all performances. The event is free to the public with a $5 suggested donation. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and the whole family and enjoy an evening of Theatre in the park.

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is the quintessential battle-of-the-sexes comedy! Baptista has two daughters that need to be married off Bianca; docile, beautiful and much sought after by the noble men of town, and Katherine; ill-tempered and shrewish, with an acid tongue that no man can tame. As the oldest, Katherine must marry first not that she much cares. Biancas many suitors cant afford to wait, so in a wild scheme to find a husband for Katherine, they convince the wily Petruchio to take on the challenge of domesticating the willful shrew. Can Petruchio subdue Katherines temper and win her bountiful dowry, or will she continue her shrewish ways?

For additional information call 791-5909.

  1. C. Raehl
    Will you be doing any plays in 2013? Do you have a tentative schedule?
    • Matthew Boepple
      Haven't heard anything yet. Try giving parks and rec admin a call. (520) 791-4873