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Kiss Me, Kate

Fri, June 24, 2022 at 8:00 PM - Sat, July 2, 2022 EDT

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Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate is a musical comedy set in 1950s Baltimore, Maryland. A “show within a show,” the play portrays nearly every cast member in two different roles: as an actor in a traveling vaudevillian theatre troupe, and a character performing a musical production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

In Kiss Me, Kate, egotistical director and producer Fred Graham plays Petruchio opposite his movie-star ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, who is playing Katherine. Their constant arguments include the fact that Fred is pursuing Lois Lane, a younger actress playing Bianca. After the troupe rehearses for the evening’s opening show, we meet Bill, Lois’s boyfriend who plays Lucentio. He missed the rehearsal to gamble away a large sum of money. Lovers’ quarrels and the arrival of two gangsters looking to collect their pay ensue.

Featuring:
Aleksander Papanastasopoulos from New York, New York, as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio
Anna Caldwell from Chicago, Illinois, as Lilli Vanessi/Katherine
Avery Carlson from Williamson, New York, as Lois Lane/Bianca
Samuel Witmer from Athens, Ohio, as Fred Graham/Petruchio

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Bella and Sam Spewack.