Stage North takes on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with a 50s twist

For their own take, the play has been set in the 1950s, meaning there will be classic hairstyles to go with the sharp-tongued barbs and quick-witted comebacks. 

“At its heart, the play is a love story wrapped in layers of deception, disguise and the occasional cross dressing page,” says Stage North Executive Director Sue Popesku. “The vision of director, Dawn Ljuden, is to transport the language and comedic timing of Shakespeare to a different time and place.” 

The Taming of the Shrew runs November 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Tickets are available in person at the Cultural Centre box office, online at or by calling 250-785-1992. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors & students, and $15 for children. All shows begin at 7 p.m.


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