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Taming of the Shrew Cast Announced!

We have begun our rehearsals for our next production, The Taming of the Shrew, hitting Fremont Park (weather permitting – backup locations TBA) on April 7 – 10, 2017. We are a few rehearsals in and already it’s shaping up to be an exhilarating ride. The brilliant ensemble attempting to tame that shrew are:


Baptista Minola : BJ Nash
Katherina : Nina Dramer*
Bianca : Katie Peters
Lucentio : Kayla Willett*/Shelby Larsen
Tranio : Lincoln Taylor
Biondello : Samantha Hannum*
Gremio : Kathleen Poe*
Hortensio : Mary Jo O’Connor
Petruchio : Dale Flint
Grumio : Sarah Rothaus
Vincentio : Khephra Owl


Pedant : Sharon Pressburg-Nevans
Widow : Sharon Pressburg-Nevans
Curtis : Faye “Nick” Taylor*
Nathaniel : Sinead Kennedy*
Nicholas : Khephra Owl
Joseph : Sharon Pressburg-Nevans
Peter : Zoe Nauman/Lynn Baker/Shelby Larsen
Servant (IV.1) : Zoe Nauman/Lynn Baker/Shelby Larsen
Haberdasher : Zoe Nauman/Lynn Baker/Shelby Larsen
Tailor : Faye “Nick” Taylor*
Servant (III.1) : Sinead Kennedy*


*Founding company members

Photography by Mike Poe.

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Wildflower Women’s Ensemble was born of the desire to create vibrant classical theatre with entirely female casts. Founded in July 2015 by Julianna Hess, Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin, and Joshua Anderson, Wildflower is based in the Sacramento Region and draws influences from Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, Davis Shakespeare Ensemble Shakespeare’s Globe, Utah Shakespeare, Orlando Shakespeare, Shakespeare on the Vine and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

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    Petruchio’s answer is to psychologically tame Katherina, a method not frowned upon by society; “the play signals a shift towards a “modern” way of managing the subordination of wives by legitimatising domination as long as it is not physical.”

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