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  1. Online
  2. By phone: 1-800-838-3006
  3. In person at Newtown Theatre box office

You can also reserve tickets by calling 215-860-7058 or e-mailing



Unless otherwise noted, all shows are performed at

Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

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The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare

The rich, young Lucentio arrives in the Italian city of Padua to attend university, but is immediately entranced by the beautiful Bianca. But there are complications: Bianca already has two suitors and her father has declared that no one can woo her until her older sister, the ill-tempered, mean-spirited Katherine, weds. While Bianca's suitors find creative ways to spend time with her, enter Petruchio, a brash young man determined to marry a wealthy woman -- whatever her temperament. Petruchio's campaign to "tame" Katherine ensues and by the conclusion of the play, there are three sets of newlyweds. A lighthearted romantic comedy by the most influential writer in all of English literature celebrates the quick wit and fiery spirit of its heroine.

Directed by George Hartpence

Assistant Director Carol Hartpence

Produced by Nancy Picking and Marcia Wittmann

Costume Design by Jane DeKorte


October 18 to 24 (except Monday, October )

Thursday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets on sale now!

$21 Front Reserved*

$18 Rear Reserved*

Row I with extra legroom available for additional accommodation fee
*Save $2 per ticket for groups of 10+

Buy tickets 2 ways:

1. Online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 with credit card. 

2. At the Newtown Theatre box office by credit card, personal check or cash, beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates.

For information, call 215-860-7058 or e-mail


Newtown Arts Company is pleased to announce auditions for its October production of Shakepeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by George Hartpence and Carol Thompson and produced by Nancy Pickering and Marcia Wittmann.


  •      Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bucks Learning Cooperative, 315 West Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047
  •      Monday, June 4, 7 to 9 p.m. at Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown, PA 18940
  •      Callbacks, as needed, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown, PA 18940

REQUIREMENTS: Casting actors age 18 and above in male and female lead and secondary roles for this nonpaid, non-Equity production. Auditions will consist of readings from the script, which will be available prior to auditions, and a prepared 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue from any play (preferred, but not mandatory). Please bring headshot, résumé, and Audition Form complete with your conflicts. Appointments preferred , but walk-ins welcome. Rehearsals begin in early August.

Download Audition Form (561.9 KB)

ROLES: See Character List

PERFORMANCES: October 18 to 24, 2018 (no performance Monday, October 22), at Newtown Theatre, 120 N State Street, Newtown, PA 18940.


Baptista Minola (118.0 KB)

Bianca-Hortensio-Lucentio (61.1 KB)

Bianca (143.6 KB)

Gremio-Baptista-Tranio (59.5 KB)

Gremio (18.4 KB)

Gremio-Curtis (59.9 KB)

Kate 2 (20.1 KB)

Kate (146.3 KB)

Katharina-Bianca-Baptista (50.1 KB)

Lucentio (21.5 KB)

Pedant and Tranio (88.0 KB)

Pedant (18.2 KB)

Petruchio 2 (18.5 KB)

Petruchio 3 (19.9 KB)

Petruchio 4 (18.4 KB)

Petruchio-Katharina (63.5 KB)

Petruchio (49.5 KB)

Tranio (20.1 KB)