As part of its free Shakespeare in the Park lineup, The Public Theater presents the Bard's zany comedy of the sexes with an all-female cast. Starring Tony winner Janet McTeer and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. More…
Lovely Bianca is the prize to be won by all the men looking to land themselves a wealthy wife. But the competitors will first have to marry off Bianca’s clever, fiery older sister, Katherina, who may just outsmart them all. Tony and Olivier winner Janet McTeer plays Petruchio, the wild outsider Katherina must outwit, in Shakespeare’s original screwball comedy showing the lengths men will go to for their legacy, what women will do to break free, and the outrageous things we all do for the human heart.
See it if you have a crush on Cush Jumbo or want to see Judy Gold give dated Vegas-style "women be..." jokes.
Don't see it if you like a director to just tell the story.
See it if you want to see free theatre.
Don't see it if sexism and racism are real issues for you, because this production somehow makes this play feel more of both.
See it if You want to spend two hours in a beautiful setting on a beautiful evening and have nothing else to do!
Don't see it if Expect to see traditional Shakespeare. What a mockery ! Shakespeare must be turning in his grave!
See it if you'd be interested in a feminist take on an essentially anti-feminist play or if you want to see plays that satirize Trump's America.
Don't see it if you care more about quality theatre than theatre trying to make a point with a seemingly-relevant, non-traditional interpretation.
See it if you like graduate school concept productions. This is very immature nonsense. Not at all funny and two hours - no intermission.
Don't see it if you'd like to keep 2 hours of your life. This productions made me hate Shakespeare. Awful, indicative acting. No poetry. Just pain.
See it if you've haven't experienced the Delcorte Theatre before or you don't mind a heavy handed Shakespeare play with little wit and much misogyny.
Don't see it if the quality of a play is more important than the hype of an all female cast which does nothing to mitigate the degradation of people.
See it if You hate Shakespeare and just want vaudeville. Like women dressed like men. Don't care about character development.
Don't see it if Want more than 60 minutes out of 2 hours of Shakespeare spoken. Like direction over just staging. Have a brain.
See it if you don't have to put in much effort to get the tickets...and don't mind a dull evening in a beautiful setting
Don't see it if you actually like the play--and want to keep liking it
See it if If you are not familiar with much shakespeare and you want to hear the language spoken clearly so you can easily follow the plot.
Don't see it if You don't need a High school production shouting at you, making sure you get everything, god forbid you might miss it if its was subtle