June 27, 2012
-- Costa Mesa, CA
– The American Coast Theater Company (ACTC), the resident professional theater company at Vanguard University (VU), presents The Taming of the Shrew
, its first show of the summer 2012 season, which opens on Friday June 8 and continues through Sunday July 8.The Taming of the Shrew
is directed by Kevin Slay, who adds, “This is going to be a terrific, high paced, fun filled, comedic romp, simply set and staged without a lot of “conceptual approaches” that often accompany modern Shakespeare productions. This classic early Shakespearean comedy is filled with hi-jinks and hilarity, comedic twists, and reversal of fortunes! I am excited for ACTC’s production of The Taming of the Shrew
as we look to ask the questions – “How do men and woman love or pursue love?” and, “How do we know when love is true love?"
In The Taming of the Shrew
s unmistakable wit and humor come into full play as wildly clever characters navigate their way through a sea of comical situations. Hazards and unexpected twists and turns come up along the way, but dowries and disguises are deployed to ensure that each couple arrives together at their proper port. This Shakespearean favorite delights the funny bone as it delivers a message about the inner beauty that can be found in even the most shrewish of shrews.The Taming of the Shrew
will play for FIVE WEEKENDS, June 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-1, and July 6-8. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
The shows will be presented in the Lyceum Theater on the campus of Vanguard University at 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, children and groups of ten or more. Purchase tickets online at www.ACTCtickets.com or call the box office at 714-619-6424. For more information, go to http://www.AmericanCoastTheater.org
. The show is suitable for all ages.ABOUT AMERICAN COAST THEATER COMPANY
Producing Artistic Director, Susan K. Berkompas, is the founder of American Coast Theater Company, Orange County’s newest professional, 501c3, nonprofit theater company, now in its sixth season. The company is committed to producing professional theatre with artistic excellence and high production value. ACTC is also committed to producing works that may inspire hope or self-reflection through the eyes of the characters that struggle with their own humanity. The goal is to tell stories that offer the possibility of enlightenment which can be life changing and to produce works from the American and international dramatic canon. ACTC will also nurture the development of new American playwrights.