Local School Presents Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

REDMOND, Wash. - Jan. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare is a must-see theater production performed by The Bear Creek School students January 16 and 18.

Set in the Italian city of Padua during the late 1500’s, The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s more delightful comedies. The marriage betrothal of Baptista’s two daughters, Katharina and Bianca, is the focal interest of this story. Baptista announces that the shy younger Bianca cannot wed until the older caustic, Katharina finds a suitor.

Katharina’s outspoken demeanor does not draw any prospects while Bianca’s list of desirous gentlemen is filled. At the head of the queue is Lucentio who disguises himself as a scholar named Cameo and who places his servant, Tranio, in his stead in a ruse to get close to Bianca. Next in line are Hortensio and Grumio who manage to stumble, bumble, and tumble throughout the play in their inept attempts to capture the heart of Bianca.

When Petruchio, a rough land owner comes to Padua shopping for a rich wife and spies Katharina, he immediately falls in love and sets out to change her domineering manner.  A frolic of enormous proportions ensues wherein all parties involved aggressively pursue their individual desires. The play concludes with a wedding feast wherein Katharina makes a long speech regarding the roles of husbands and wives in their interpersonal relationships.

Many of the roles in Bear Creek’s production of The Taming of the Shrew are double-cast to allow more students to experience and stretch their dramatic muscle.

All performances are open to the public. Tickets ($5 per person or $10 for per family) may be purchased at the door. The Bear Creek School Cornerstone Theater, 8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond WA, 98053, 452-898-1720, www.tbcs.org

Performance Schedule

Thursday, January 16, 2014
         Matinee Performance 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 16, 2014          Evening Performance 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 18, 2014          Matinee Performance 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 18, 2014          Evening Performance 7:30 p.m.

Director—Dr. Ron Lynch, Drama Director at The Bear Creek School

Main Characters— in this production will be played by the following Bear Creek students:


Grace Carruth, junior, Redmond

Dagny Thomas, junior, Woodinville


Seth McBride, sophomore, Carnation

Matthew Meyer, sophomore, Woodinville


James Geiger, sophomore, Redmond

Benjamin Lee, junior, Sammamish


Lauren South, junior, Woodinville

Kat Gibbs, senior, Issaquah


Sara Heimberger, sophomore, Redmond


Rebecca Carlson, junior, Redmond

About The Bear Creek School

Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School is an Independent Classical Christian School that believes only when faith, mind, and heart are fed together can someone experience the fullness of education, which produces leaders who think well and are compelled to engage the world.

The school serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on four campuses.  Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students and Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool to grade 5 students.  Bear Creek has two Early Childhood campuses in Woodinville and Sammamish serving preschool and prekindergarten students. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, and the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools.

Editor’s Note — Media is invited to take photographs of the performance during a morning dress rehearsal Saturday, January 11. To attend the dress rehearsal, contact Sini Fernandez at sfernandez@tbcs.org.

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