Happily ever after? Tradition fights novelty in first Fountain School show of the season

- October 11, 2022

Characters in dress rehearsals for The Tamer Tamed this past weekend. (Nick Pearce photos)
Characters in dress rehearsals for The Tamer Tamed this past weekend. (Nick Pearce photos)

The Tamer Tamed. A wedding, a battle, and lots of sexual innuendo. 

Directed by Luciana Silvestre Fernandes

Oct. 11-15, 7:30pm and Oct. 15, 2:00pm

David Mack Murray Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre

Written in response to William Shakespeare’s famous Taming of the Shrew, central character and renowned wife-tamer Petruchio is now widowed and marries a second wife: the "gentle, tame, Maria." But Maria has a new dance for Petruchio that put his taming skills to the test.

Join the Fountain School of Performing Arts in this world where harpsichords play Lil Nas X, where wine barrels and kegs bring life to the party, and where weddings turn into rebellions. Bride fights groom, daughter fights father, and tradition fights novelty during the quest for authentic happily ever afters!

Director Luciana Silvestre Fernandes holds a Master of Fine arts in Directing from University of British Columbia and a Theatre Studies and English degree from Dalhousie University. Luciana joined Neptune Theatre in 2018-19 for the Chrysalis project as a Director and is now working with 2b theatre as their emerging artist in residency. 

Luciana’s work focuses on reclaiming classical and canonized materials and embracing marginalized perspectives. She has staged several Elizabethan/Jacobean tragedies with a contemporary sensitivity, developing techniques to create expressionistic movement adaptations of classical text. She is now starting Maenad's Theatre: a company dedicated to the creation of inclusive new works.

Tickets available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office:  

Tel: 902.494.3820/1.800.874.1669 or purchase online at http://dal.ca/artscentre

Masks are mandatory. Production may use haze or flashing lights for effect. 

See more scenes from the dress rehearsal below.


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