William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” will be staged in Cooperstown this summer, presented by Fenimore Art Museum’s Glimmer Globe Theatre.
Directed by Michael Henrici and starring Michael and Danielle Henrici alongside a cast that includes Carl Loewenguth, Maria Noto, Scott West, Peter Exton and Andie Alban, the production is set against the backdrop of Otsego Lake at the museum’s Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. July 3, 5, 10, 17, 24, 26 and 31.
“The Taming of the Shrew” is an exploration of gender roles and marriage that takes romance and turns it on its head, according to a media release. The central story revolves around Kate, a headstrong, outspoken and deeply frustrated woman with a terrible temper, and Petruchio, the bold, bawdy and arrogant man who chooses to take her for a wife and “tame” her.
This is the fifth season of live theater in Fenimore’s amphitheater. Previous seasons include productions of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” (2015), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2017), and “Othello” (2018), as well as Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” (2016) and Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” (2018).
Advance tickets are available on the Fenimore’s website through Eventbrite. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater the evening of any performance between 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13.50 for seniors or members, $10 for students 7 to 17 and free for children 6 and younger (Those who use Eventbrite and want tickets for children must select the free ticket option.). Concessions, blankets and seat cushions will be available for purchase.
In the event of a performance cancellation due to inclement weather, all tickets will be valid for any subsequent Glimmer Globe performance for the remainder of the season. Refunds are available up to seven days before the event through Eventbrite. To confirm a performance call 888-547-1492 between 4 and 6 p.m. the day of the show or visit FenimoreArt.org.
Fenimore Art Museum is at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown.