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For Immediate Release

Contact: Ronnie Bell Executive Director

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival (315) 476-1835 or 395-0691

SSF's The Taming of the Shrew Will Delight the Whole Family at FREE Shakespeare-In-The-Park at

Thornden Park's Amphitheater

Syracuse – Take a light-hearted, comedic romp through the ups and downs of love, class, money and wooing in 16th century Italy as the mores of society meet the affairs of the heart. Multiple characters disguised as other people try to win the heart of fair Bianca. Only she can't get married until her older sister, Kate the "Shrew," does.

Starring the enormous talents of Kate Fahey and Ben Sheedy as Kate and Petruchio (newlyweds in real life) you will revel in their witty, slapstick and ribald humor as the rest of their world reacts to their tempestuous relationship.  Considered the epitome of Shakespeare's brilliant comic observations on love Shrew has been reimagined as the musical,
Kiss Me Kate, and the movie, Ten Things I Hate About You.

We provide the only in-show Kids Area for children 1O & under during the show, pre- show/intermission live local music from Kofi or John Bromka, spaces and places to spread out your family's picnic fixings, a concession stand to grab some treats and, of course, great FREE Shakespeare-In-The-Park.  Special appearances by the Syracuse City Ballet and Open Hand Theater puppets.

Look for the hashtags: #justshrewit and #ssf in your favorite social media

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare-In-The-Park

WHERE: Thornden Park Amphitheater
, FREE parking, lawn chairs or blankets are recommended, Gannon's ice cream and Rebecca's Jewelry for sale

Fri/Sat Aug 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 5:30 pm; Sun Aug 14 & 21@ 2 pm


PREMIUM SEATING: Available with a boxed lunch; only $20; go to for ticket information


Get in Touch with the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival

For General Information:




Mailing Address: 
Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 West Fayette Street, Room 001 
Syracuse NY 13202

Syracuse University's
Warehouse Theatre

*Please enter on Washington Street side
**Office hours by appointment only.

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Leadership