The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Bruce Longworth

March 17 - April 16 , 1999

1998-1999 Mainstage Season

The Story

The Bard returns to our stage with the brawling tale of the dauntless swaggerer who meets his bride’s fiery temper with a more blistering fire of his own. Shakespeare’s rich language fuels one of the theatre’s most boisterous farces—watching the comic love story of Kate and Petruchio and their tempestuous courtship is unahashed theatrical joy.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: John Ezell
Costume Designer: Dorothy Marshall Englis
Lighting Designer: Mary Jo Dondlinger
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Rich Cole


Thomas Carson (Baptista Minola)
Katherine Leask (Katherina)
Camille Troy (Bianca)
John Tyrrell (Gremio)
Anderson Matthews (Hortensio)
Michael Ray Escamilla (Lucentio)
Hunter Bell (Tranio)
Corey Behnke (Biondello)
Jerry Vogel (Vincentio/Tailor)
John Rensenhouse (Petruchio)
Joe Palmieri (Grumio)
Whit Reichert (Curtis/Pedant of Mantua)
Ben Nordstrom (Haberdasher/Servant)
John Carlos Cantu (Servant)
Quin Gresham (Servant)
Gabriel Levinson (Servant)
Faith Sandberg (Servant)
Katie Ayers (Widow)

Sponsorship & Support

Mainstage Season Sponsor: Monsanto Fund

Production Major Sponsor: UMB Bank of St. Louis

The Lucius B. Morse IV Shakespeare Endowment Fund provided support for The Taming of the Shrew.