A new play, a new theatre

We saw Santa Cruz Shakespeare‘s production of The Taming of the Shrew tonight at their theatre in the Grove at DeLaveaga Park. It was our first show at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, and the first time I’d seen Taming (I’ve never seen Kiss Me Kate, either).

I enjoyed the play, despite its extremely problematical moments (I overheard a couple of patrons discussing “gaslighting” as we were leaving). Kate’s transformation seemed awfully quick; I don’t know if that’s due to the director’s choice in cutting the play to fit in two hours or if it’s like that in the original text.

I probably should say something about the setting (it’s very nice) but it’s late and I’m tired!