Aquila Theatre is recognized for making the classics relevant and accessible to today’s audiences. The company is returning to Missouri University of Science and Technology to perform William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. This is the next offering in the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series.
Shakespeare’s timeless battle of the sexes involves a lord’s beautiful daughter who cannot be courted until her elder sister finds a husband. Her older sister’s quick temper and acerbic wit, however, frightens off potential suitors, who resort to hiring a newcomer to seduce and “tame” her. The story has been adapted many times for stage and screen, including the film 10 Things I Hate About You and the musical Kiss Me, Kate.
Tickets are $38 for adults and $28 for youth. The first 75 tickets for Missouri S&T students with student ID are free; additional S&T student tickets are $10. Tickets are available online or from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance to Leach Theatre, facing 10th Street. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 573-341-4219 for more information.
Leach Theatre will offer discounted tickets through its “Back Row Club” one hour prior to the event, should tickets remain for the show. The seats in the last row of the theater will be sold for $10 each prior to the performance.
The performance of The Taming of the Shrew is sponsored in part by Robert and Susan Hooper. Additional funding for the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series is provided by the Missouri S&T Endowment for the Performing Arts.
Leach Theatre is a division of Missouri S&T’s student affairs department. For more information about the series, call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219.