Ratcliffe on The Green
435 South Tryon Street Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Kids | Family
In this staging, directed by Christian Casper, expect a high-energy battle of the sexes set in the Wild West. Local favorites Meghan Lowther and J.R. Adduci star as Kate and Petruchio.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - shows begin at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday - workshop begins at 5 p.m.; show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Seating is first-come, first-served, except for advance donors who may reserve seats for a minimum $25 donation. Donations and reservations can be made at www.charlotteshakespeare.com. These performances are outdoors, so patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (including alcohol), if desired. Seating areas at The Green open 90 minutes prior to curtain.
On Sundays prior to Taming of the Shrew performances, children ages eight and up, their parents and other adults are invited to free educational workshops on The Green at 5 p.m. Led by Christian Casper, these workshops will focus on “playing Shakespeare” and will consist of fun, energetic and interactive games and exercises providing insights into the text of the play. No prior experience or training is necessary. Attendance is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations necessary.
The festival’s popular pre-show performance series Festivities will return for a fourth year. Local musicians, performing artists, storytellers and poets will entertain audiences beginning 45 minutes prior to each main stage performance.
Inclement Weather Policy for Performances at The Green: We make every effort to perform our outdoor shows, including performing in light rain or with the threat of rain. However, safety is our primary concern. In the case of lightning or strong rain, we will cancel or temporarily suspend a show as needed to ensure the safety of our audience and actors. In the event of inclement weather at the start of a workshop, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled at the discretion of the workshop leader. Patrons may call 704.625.1288 the night of the show or check the website for weather-related updates. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. ($5 minimum suggested)