The Fenton Village Players
Presenting excellent theatre for the community of
Fenton, Michigan and surrounding area since 1972
Announcing our 50th Anniversary 2022-2023 Season!
Next on stage at the Fenton Village Playhouse Theatre...
The Taming of the Shrew
by William Shakespeare
50th Anniversary Feature. Originally performed by FVP in 1994.
The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written sometime in 1590–94 and first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The play describes the volatile courtship between the shrewish Katharina (Kate) and the canny Petruchio, who is determined to subdue Katharina’s legendary temper and win her dowry.
The play opens in Padua, where several eligible bachelors have gathered to claim the hand of Bianca, the youngest daughter of the wealthy Baptista. But Baptista has stated that Bianca will not be wed before her older sister, Katharina. Petruchio arrives in Padua in search of a rich wife. His friend Hortensio sets Petruchio’s sights on Katharina (the shrew). Although Katharina responds hostilely to Petruchio, he woos, wins, and tames her by the sheer force of his manly insistence and by his wit; Katharina is attracted to Petruchio in spite of herself, since clearly he is her match in a way that other men could not be.
Coming Soon to the Fenton Village Playhouse Theatre...
Share Art Genesee Community Arts Grant!
We would like to extend a special thanks to the Greater Flint Arts Council for supporting us through the Share Art Genesee Community Arts Grant! Through their help, the following programs were sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage Funds. Your tax dollars are at work!
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