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Will Kempe’s Players – The Taming of the Shrew
August 13 at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Founded in 2017, Will Kempe’s Players is a worker-owned cooperative and has been producing
Shakespearean works through the Original Practices technique for 5 summers now. In addition to their
standard fare, WKP has also staged original works and devised adaptations of classics. Their mission is
to bring the practices and conditions of the Shakespearean stage into the 21st Century, through the works
of Shakespeare himself and beyond. For more information on the history of the company, their
productions, their current tour schedule, and their vision for the theatre, visit
www.willkempesplayers.com or follow @WillKempesPlayers on social media.
“The Taming of the Shrew” is a play within a play: as a part of an elaborate prank, players
perform before a beggar who is tricked into believing he’s a lord reviving out of a coma. The players’
weave a double romance— Katherine and Petruchio spar for control of their hastily arranged marriage
and Bianca and Lucentio scheme to elope, eluding her father and a host of other suitors. And, of course,
Will Kempe’s Players “suit the action to the word” in slapstick stagings of lovers’ antics and servant
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio