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Appalachian Shakespeare Center at EKU

Appalachian Shakespeare Center at EKU logoMission Statement

The Appalachian Shakespeare Center at EKU promotes agency and citizenship by engaging learners and audiences with the works of William Shakespeare.

Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew poster July 11-14 and July 18-21, 2024 The Appalachian Shakespeare Center at EKU presents the Bard’s classic battle of the sexes.

This production transposes Shakespeare’s comedy to the wacky world of reality tv.

Bianca has many suitors but her father Baptista won’t marry her off until her older sister Kate finds a husband, but is anyone man enough to “tame” this strong willed woman?

When Petruchio comes to “wive it wealthily in Padua” he may get more than he bargains for.

With the use of live video projection, the audience will see the TV reality as well as the theatrical reality reflecting and amplifying the themes of Shakespeare’s play.

Come be part of our “live studio audience!”

Show Details

July 11 – 14 and July 18 – 21, 2024

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm

EKU Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre

$20 general admission

$15 students and seniors


Now Booking!

an illustration of William Shakespeare with a student on either side and the text Bard's Friends ForeverThe Bard’s Friends Forever is a two-person performance focused on some of Shakespeare’s most interesting friendships. Our show explores social and emotional learning through friendship while giving students a taste of Shakespearean text.

The show runs approximately 45 minutes and can be done almost anywhere, classrooms, libraries, stages, gyms, you name it!

Contact Matt Johnson at to book your tour now!

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