By Mike Greife, March 29, 2016
WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance will present its spring mainstage production of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew April 6-10 in the James L. Highlander Theatre.
Curtain time for the production, under the direction of Richard Herman, professor of theatre, are 7:30 p.m. April 6-9 and 2 p.m. and April 10. ASL interpretation will be available for the Thursday evening performance.
The Meridith Harmon Sauer Guest Artist Series will host New York-based designer Todd Potter as guest scenic designer for the production. Potter is a professional designer and member of the United Scenic Artists. He received an MFA in scenic design from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and an MA in theatre from UCM.
Tickets for season ticket holders will be available at the theatre box office in in Wood 128 on March 30 and for the general public on March 31. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, or tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 660-543-8811 or online at ucmo.edu/theatretickets. Tickets prices are $12 for the general public, $10 for UCM faculty, staff, senior citizens, and military personnel and $7 for students.
The cast of The Taming of the Shrew will include Chris Scott as Baptista; Stephanie Laaker as Katharina; Leah Eggiman as Bianca; Austin Hook as Hortensio; Steven Covert as Gremio; Connor Bosworth as Lucentio; Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles as Biondello; Daniel Parman as Petruchio; Bryson Kenworthy as Grumio; Sam Wells as Pendant; Brady Stoher as Vincentio; Abigail Christensen as Widow; Emmy Panzica as Peggy; Dalton Pittenger as Nathaniel; Danielle Sachse; Tianna Richardson; Emily Bridges as seamstress; Lisa Fiori as Bonnet Maker; Nellie Maple as Bartender; Jennifer Scott as Piano Player; and Michael Miller, Adam Segura, Joshua Capps, Aaron Dougherty, Chase Hunt, and Dalton Pittenger as Gamblers, Miners and Citizens.