Highlander Theater Company presents

The Taming of the Shrew

Friday, Dec. 1 @ 7pm
Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 8pm
Monday, Dec. 4 @ 10 am
Fulkerson Arts Center at Chase Collegiate School
Ticket Pricing & Packages:
  General Admission: $12
  Seniors: $8
  At the door w/ Chase ID: $5
  Two-Show Package: $20 ($4 off!)
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Chase Collegiate School's Highlander Theater Company will present Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, from Dec. 1-4. The production is the culmination of a new residency program and partnership with the Waterbury-based Shakesperience Productions, Inc. The company has been working with Chase Collegiate School students at their Waterbury campus.

Jennifer Zembruski, Director of Visual and Performing Arts at Chase, explained that The Taming of the Shrew was chosen because “it is one of William Shakespeare’s early comedies, in which men and women surmount cruelty, socio-economic barriers, arranged marriage, and parental control to fall in love...The content of the play will be a catalyst for conversation in our English Department, led by Mary Sharnick.” Sharnick, Chair of the English Department at Chase Collegiate School, said her 11th-and 12th-grade students are “studying The Taming of the Shrew in light of gender and class conventions. We're  exploring the relationships between individuals and the particular society they inhabit, by which they sometimes feel constrained---thus the need for disguises and game-playing. How, we wonder, both in and out of the play, can and do we get along with others in the world? Might we fashion our own comedic finales?”  

The Taming of the Shrew is directed by by Emily Mattina, Artistic Director of Shakesperience. “I am hopeful that this is the beginning of many more endeavors with Shakesperience in the future,” Zembruski said.