TAMING AND THE SHREW: A Kind Of History Opens This Week

TAMING AND THE SHREW: A Kind Of History Opens This WeekExperience Theatre Project, Beaverton's only resident professional theatre company, proudly presents a pay-what-you-will summer production of The Taming And The Shrew: A Kind Of History. This #TimesUp/ #MeToo adaptation by Sara Fay Goldman features a female-led acting company that takes on a command performance of Shakespeare's famously misogynistic play. We are social branding the production with the hashtags #ShrewYou2018 and #TameThis.

The show opens at 7pm on July 6, 2018 on the Beaverton Public Library south lawn, and will perform at the Library lawn on Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8 at 2pm, then again the following weekend, Friday, July 13 at 7pm, Saturday-Sunday, July 14-15, at 2pm, before continuing its run in the form of an outdoor "wine tour" of Washington County wineries, concluding its tour in Yamhill County, at Stoller Vineyards, on August 12.

"The adaptation takes a political stance in relation to the Women's Movement, but I want to take back the funny," says adaptor and director Sara Fay Goldman. "The plan is to keep the same ingredients, but update the recipe. At its premier, Shrew was probably more than funny - feminist social satire protected by a thin veil of patriarchy. Men in wigs, violence - hilarious. I am not here to fix the play - I am simply looking to embrace the current context and look it squarely in the eye and see if we can make it funny again."

The Full Schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, July 6 and 13 at 7pm; Saturday, July 7 and 14 at 2pm; Sunday, July 8 and 15 at 2pm, at the Beaverton Public Library South Lawn, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton; www.beavertonlibrary.org
    OPENING NIGHT GALA on July 6! Featuring a wine reception hosted by Helvetia Winery, catered hors d'eouvres, and a mix 'n mingle with the cast and crew following the performance. Tickets $35 available at ETP's website (listed below)

  • Friday, July 20 at 5pm; Saturday, July 21 at 5pm; Sunday, July 22 at 4pm, at HELVETIA WINERY, 23269 NW Yungen Rd., Hillsboro, OR; www.helvetiawinery.com

  • Friday, July 27 at 7pm; Saturday, July 28 at 7pm; Sunday, July 29 at 5pm, at ARDIRI WINERY & VINEYARDS, 35040 SW Unger Rd. Cornelius, OR; www.ardiriwine.com

  • Friday, August 3 at 7:30pm; Saturday, August 4 at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 5, at 6:30pm at A BLOOMING HILL WINERY, 5195 SW Hergert Rd., Cornelius, OR; www.abloominghillvineyard.com

  • Friday, August 10 at 7pm; Saturday, August 11 at 2pm; Sunday, August 12, at 2pm at STOLLER ESTATE, 16161 NE McDougall Rd, Dayton, OR 97114; www.stollerfamilyestate.com

MORE INFORMATION: All shows are pay-what-you-will, a $10 donation per person encouraged. All shows are all ages. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted at any winery location. Each location has its unique set of rules. We strongly encourage folks to visit our website for dates, times, locations, and Unique Features of each location. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get there and get situated! Parking and space is very limited at A Blooming Hill and Ardiri Wineries, so we encourage making advanced reservations at those locations.

All winery locations include fundraising drawing opportunities, from special bottles of reserve wines to wine tastings from each vineyard. Reservations and comfort packages available at www.experiencetheatreproject.org.

Taming And The Shrew: A Kind Of History features Kaia Hillier, Michael C. Jordan, Eva Andrews, Catherine Miller, Colin Trevor, Kelsea Ashenbrenner, Emilie Landmann, Jacquelle Davis, Steven Grawrock, and Yolanda Porter. Directed by Sara Fay Goldman; costume design by Hannah Edelson; Set by Winston Bischof; fight choreography by Kristen Mun; and production manager is Chris Beatty. Producing Artistic Director is Alisa Stewart.

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