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Kiss Me Kate - the Perfect Marriage of William Shakespeare and Cole Porter
If one theme permeates The Western Stage’s 2007 Mainstage season, it may be best summed up as the universal struggle to find love despite impossible odds. From the challenge of rekindling a failed relationship in Kiss Me Kate to negotiating delicate issues about inter-racial relations in South Pacific, the romantic entanglements the characters populating TWS’ Mainstage this season promise to be as explosive as they are humorous.
This trio of musicals about the trials and tribulations of the heart begins July 14th with Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, a musical tour de force ripped straight from a Shakespearean folio.
Initially conceived by producer Saint Subber while stage-managing a touring production of The Taming of the Shrew in which the two stars, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, bickered as fiercely back stage as they did on stage playing Katherine and Petruchio. (Fore more, see supplemental article)
At the center of the play is the relationship between
Fred Graham and his ex-wife Lili. When the two are cast in a production of The Taming of the Shrew in
Filled with some of Cole Porter’s most memorable songs like “Wunderbar”, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”, and “So in Love”, Kiss Me Kate proved to be Porter’s come back musical when it premiered in 1948. The musical ran over 1,000 performances and won five Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Composer of a Musical, to name a few.
This production is directed by Lorenzo
Kiss Me Kate plays through August 4th on the Mainstage in the Hartnell College Performing Arts Center. Performances are Fri. and Sat. at and Sun. at Season tickets are still the best bargain, saving patrons up to 42% off the regular ticket price. To reserve tickets or learn about some of The Western Stage’s subscriber packages, call the box office at (831) 375.2111 or visit TWS online at www.westernstage.com.