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On the Spot
TNT’s Award winning Improv troupe, On the Spot performances have become a tradition for families and all ages. Performing twice a month on Saturday evenings, 7:00. Performances are generally 90 minutes. See On the Spot’s facebook page for specifics.
4357 Pacific Street in Rocklin
Tickets are $7
Take Note Troupe’s Annual Shakespeare in the Park
The award winning Take Note Troupe (TNT) mounts an annual staging of one of Shakespeare’s plays free of charge in local parks. TNT’s upbeat, family-friendly interpretation with delightful costumes and engaging music is sure to enlighten and entertain. TNT has performed for thousands of Shakespeare enthusiasts and garnered serious awards. This is Shakespeare at it’s best. Upbeat, inspiring and unforgettable, Shakespeare’s plays and this award winning troupe continue to engage today’s audience. It’s always delightful to hear generous comments from either surprised first time attendees or the loyal fans who come year after year to enjoy the show.
Take Note Troupe aka TNT presents “The Taming of the Shrew” May 26- June 10, 2017
Enjoy an evening with friends and family as the award winning Take Note Troupe (TNT), with generous community support, stages Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” Bollywood style. A story this lively is well served by the colorful, bold choices that a setting in India provide. And get ready for some fabulous Bollywood dance moves! TNT’s edit will include the often cut induction with a slight addition to add to the fun while highlighting the Bard’s biblical imagery with Petruchio as the long awaited Bridegroom and Katharina, the converted Bride. This context clarifies meaning and provides understanding to a play that is sometimes reduced to a superficial contest of Man versus Woman. In truth, there is so much more at stake in this play, and this staging hopes to soothe rather than inflame the age old battle of the sexes.
This play was written in and about a time when women had little say in whom they would marry. Thankfully, that is no longer true in most societies. It is TNT’s hope that audiences can look beyond this archaic societal convention and focus instead on why Katharina is a shrew and why Petruchio seeks to tame her (hint–it has nothing to do with their gender) and thus find relevance for our own battles to tame the shrew within ourselves.
Performances are free at the parks. (Donations are always welcome and appreciated). Bring a picnic basket, low-backed chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of fun for the entire family. Be prepared for chilly weather after sunset. There is one ticketed indoor performance at the State Theater in Auburn, with proceeds benefiting the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center. (See schedule for details).
For more information visit us at www.takenotetroupe.org and www.facebook.com/takenotetroupe
May 26th “Shakespeare in the Park” Benefit Performance
7:30 pm $10 All proceeds benefit the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center
The State Theater, 985 Lincoln Street, Auburn
Reserved seating. Visit livefromauburn.com or call (530) 885-0156
May 31st “Shakespeare in the Park” is sponsored by Live Oak Waldorf School
6:30 pm Free
Live Oak Waldorf School, 410 Crother Rd, Meadow Vista
June 1st “Shakespeare in the Park” is sponsored by the Auburn Library
6:30 pm Free
Auburn Outdoor Garden Theater, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn
June 2nd “Shakespeare in the Park” made possible by the City of Lincoln
7:30 pm Free
McBean Park, 65 McBean Park Dr, Lincoln
June 3rd “Shakespeare in the Park” made possible by the City of Folsom
7:30 pm Free
Folsom Historic District Amphitheater, Sutter Street, Folsom
June 7th “Shakespeare in the Park” made possible by the Sun City Roseville
6:30 pm Free
Sun City, 7050 Del Webb Blvd, Roseville
June 8th, 9th & 10th “Shakespeare in the Park” sponsored by the City of Rocklin
Quarry Park, 4000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin
The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s renewed and boisterous comedy, is the tale of two young men, the romantic Lucentio and the shrewd Petruchio, and two sisters they meet while traveling abroad. The audience will follow the beautiful and seemingly amiable Bianca as she is courted by three suitors: Lucentio, Gremio and Hortensio. However, according to tradition her mother (in our version) Baptista, insists none shall wed her until her shrewish elder sister Katherina is married. The subsequent farce revolves around a complex plot of identity swapping and masked countenances. Petruchio, initially motivated by Katharina’s huge dowry, arranges to marry her and commits to tame her shrewish nature resulting in a comedy that has endured as one of Shakespeare’s most enjoyable works.