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Shakespeare at Sunset: The Taming of the Shrew at BBP

Summer is the season where Shakespeare returns to the city.  As part of the “Shakespeare at Sunset” series, DUMBO-based Random Access Theatre presents “The Taming of the Shrew” July 18-July 20 at 7pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Granite Prospect.  This upcoming production brings something new to the table by setting Shakespeare’s classic in the glamorous world of the 1950s.

According to the Random Access Theatre press release…

Random Access Theatre returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park with Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew!” Shakespeare’s witty comedy takes on a new life with a retro post-war 1950s design concept and a gender-bending, hilariously clever cast. Director Jennifer Sandella explodes this beloved play to comment on gender, power, and survival in a wickedly funny and unexpectedly moving adaptation.

“The Taming of the Shrew” marks Random Access Theatre’s highly anticipated return to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Bard on Pier 1 series after packed weekend runs of “Twelfth Night” (2012) and “Much Ado About Nothing” (2013).

Now in its third season, Random Access Theatre Company collaborates with theatre artists to develop culturally relevant work at the highest standards of artistic excellence.

A recent NY Post article featured “The Taming of the Shrew” as one of their top, free must-dos in the city this summer.  Artistic director and director Jennifer Sandella said to the NY Post, “There really isn’t a boundary between the actors and the audience… The audience becomes another character of these plays.”

For more information, visit Random Access Theatre’s website.

Image courtesy of Random Access Theatre from their 2013 performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.”