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     You can buy tickets 3 ways:

  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.

George Hartpence, Director

Carol Hartpence, Assistant Director

Nancy Picking and Marcia Wittmann, Producers

Jane DeKorte, Costumer

Em Ricciardi, Stage Manager

Keli Ganey, Assistant Stage Manager

Susan den Outer, Music Director

Joy Woffindin, Choreographer


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

Special $10 price for high school students who present ID at the box office on the performance date

*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

CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)

LucentioDerek Esplin
TranioDJ Holcombe
BiancaNoelle Joy Fiorentino
KatharinaCat Miller
Baptista MinolaSam Gugino
GremioBob Abrahamson
HortensioMatt Rydzewski
BiondelloAnn D'Silva
PetruchioMatt Duchnowski
GrumioPaul Cohen
VincentiioJack Petzko
WidowEmily Perry
PedantJim Palmer
HaberdasherAnita Getz
TailorEllen Wisnosky
CurtisTim Costello
NathanielGreg Kopcho
JosephKeli Haney
Nicholas/NicolaJoy Woffindin
PhillipJoe Stockette