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Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Theatre Production, Sept. 22


Area residents are invited to witness one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies as the National Players, America’s longest running classical touring company, presents “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 22.


The performance will take place in the College’s Mainstage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The Owens Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.


“Owens Community College is proud to present ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, arguably one of William Shakespeare’s most popular theatrical productions,” said Barbara Barkan, Owens Director for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. “National Players offers a fresh twist on the classic ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ as they infuse a ‘wild western’ theme into the performance. Cowboy boots and lassos will be prevalent within the theatre production as Katharina and Petruchio wage an epic battle for domination.”


The National Players was founded in 1949 with the overall commitment to supporting young theatrical talent and celebrating the experience of theatergoing by presenting the world’s greatest dramatic literature. Comprised of young professional actors, the company annually travels throughout the country performing two plays in repertory, which includes a Shakespearean play and dramatic classic. Throughout the years, the touring group has showcased their talents to thousands of individuals around the global highlighted by an appearance in the East Wind of the White House and in the Middle East for American military. National Players has also performed in Europe, Asia and throughout 40 states.


National Players’ productions are known for adhering to strict traditions of touring theatre that includes company members not only performing multiple roles, but also technical assignments ranging from lighting to set-up. The theatre group will provide a unique take on the timeless “The Taming of the Shrew” production set in the western frontier.


Tickets for “The Taming of the Shrew” performance are $20 and all seats are general admission. To purchase tickets, visit www.owens.edu or contact the College’s Box Office. For more information about this event, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2787.

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