Directed by Meg Roe • BMO Mainstage • May 31 to September 22
Shakespeare's romantic romp, The Taming of the Shrew, shines a comic spotlight on the pleasures and perils of the search for the perfect mate. Beautiful Bianca has no shortage of admirers, but she can't marry until her headstrong sister Kate finds a husband. Along comes the fortune-hunting Petruchio, who is determined "to wive it wealthily in Padua" and sets out to capture the heart of the fiery-spirited Kate. Petruchio and Kate face off in a crackling battle of wits, while three enthusiastic suitors launch their own devious campaigns as they vie for Bianca's affections.