Director Jemma Alix Levy took this controversial play by storm by reimagining the induction to focus on two women (Kristina and Amy), who throughout the play become more accepting of the unique relationship between Katherine and Petruchio. By keeping the induction in, the play allows the audience to not only learn from the story but also from watching the reactions of Kristina and Amy.
In this adaptation, Angelique plays Bianca, Katherine's younger bratty sister who knows how to play the game to get what she wants. This change provided a great foil to Katherine, who is not angry but doesn't follow the rules laid out by this society. When Katherine meets her match in Petruchio, they have a battle of wits "meet cute." The play then follows the pair as they fall in love and learn from each other how to survive in this world that isn't built for them. Bianca falls in love as well, but by not being herself and, in doing so, may not have the happy ending marriage between Bianca and Lucentio that Katherine and Petruchio have.
Angelique is so blessed to be a part of this daring production that has made her love Taming of the Shrew (even more than she loves its 90s adaptation "10 Things I Hate About You).
This production runs until March 25th, so get your tickets today!