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Actors From The London Stage to present Shakespeare's "Shrew" Jan. 23 to 25

Author: Arts and Letters


Actors From The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based at the University of Notre Dame, will present William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” in three performances Jan. 23 to 25 (Wednesday to Friday) at 7:30p.m. in Washington Hall on the Notre Dame campus.

Admission is $18 for the general public, $16 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $12 for students. Tickets are available in advance at the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office, or by calling 574-631-2800 or visiting on the Web.

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “The Taming of the Shrew” is perhaps the most popular incarnation of the notorious “battle of the sexes.” It is a tale of true love, and of the clashes that such a love so often beget.

All roles will be played by five veterans of classical theater – Nicola Alexis, Victor Gardener, Andy Greenhalgh, Martin Parr and Louise Yates.

Actors From The London Stage has called Notre Dame its American home since 2000, when it relocated from the University of North Carolina. Its members hail from such prestigious theater companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, among others.

The troupe’s residency is sponsored by a grant from the Henkels Lecture Series with support from Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre, Office of the Provost, Department of English, College of Arts and Letters Shakespeare Initiative, and the DeBartolo Center.

Contact: Christine Sopczynski, FTT outreach specialist, 574-631-0457,

Originally published by Julie Hail Flory at on January 02, 2008.