'Taming of the Shrew' 

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Performances begin Friday, May 24

For kids who grew up in the 1990s or early 2000s, it's probably difficult to think about Shakespeare's famous battle of the sexes play Taming of the Shrew without the Heath Ledger/Julia Styles film that steals its plotline, 10 Things I Hate About You, playing in a mental overlay. The original comedy—which will open the 2019 season of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Friday, May 24, and run through Sunday, June 23—stars Katherina, an obstinate older sister who must be married off before Bianca, her younger, suitor-beset sister, can take a husband. Cue Shakespearean hijinks as the bachelor Petruchio attempts to "tame" Kate and make her his bride. For this classic production, ISF will turn its stage into an Elizabethan theater complete with onstage seating.

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