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Shew - Adaptivity Theatre Company

Wed 16 - Sat 19 October | 180 minutes (including 20 minute interval) | Earl Arts Centre, Launceston

Two sisters, Katherina and Bianca, navigate the courtship rituals imposed on them by their father, Baptista. Supporting the sisters are two narrators, known as “The Jokers”, who take the traditional ‘monologue’ of theatre and turn it into a ‘dialogue’ through which the audience can participate. The audience can choose to provide suggestions that will change how scenes unfold, or even take on the role of one of the characters onstage.

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre, Shrew uses a mix of comedy, drama and original music to examine the power dynamics between men and women and its effect on their relationships, exploring a variety of issues from courtship to consent.

Based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

Adapted and directed by Kelly Wilson

Music and Lyrics by Karlin Love and Kelly Wilson

This show includes optional audience participation.