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Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Pepperdine Fine Arts Division Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Pepperdine University's Fine Arts Division will present The Taming of the Shrew on Wednesday, April 3 through Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Malibu campus' Smothers Theatre.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff, and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, and are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or visiting

Pepperdine's Fine Arts Division's production of The Taming of the Shrew promises to be anything but tame. In this unbridled new spin on Shakespeare's comedic battle of the sexes, themes of cross-dressing, gender roles, love, power, relationships, and companionship are explored and raucous heights are reached when the shrew is truly put on the other foot. Scott Alan Smith directs Andrew Borba's celebrated version that thrilled audiences at the famed Chautauqua Theatre Company.

Smith directs the cast, which features Pepperdine students Lauren Drake, Sara Eakman, Marcela Ferrarone, Dylan Forehand, Christine Galyean, Lauren Jennerjohn, Isabel Klein, Gabi Meacham, Brooke Moltrum, Julia Pankow, Chase Perry, George Preston, Evatt Salinger, Katy Semple, Eliahs Sumpter, and Indy Wilson.

"Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is set up to continue a debate-what exactly is the nature of our relationships with each other? To say that our current times have us engaged in a very frank discussion of gender roles would be an understatement, but this discussion is hardly new. Shakespeare dealt with these very issues in his day and sought to explore the question: what would you do if the shrew were on the other foot?" Smith said.

Join a talk back with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.

The Seaver College Fine Arts Division offers students excellent training in the disciplines of studio art, art history, music, and theatre arts. A group of renowned faculty, who are revered in their fields as practicing scholars, artists and teachers, prepare students for careers in the arts and continued graduate study. With approximately 300 students in the division, the unique programs are designed to prepare and inspire students to develop critical thinking, nurture creativity, and create the highest level of art and scholarship.

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