Preview scenes from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and David Ives’s The Liar at 7pm on Wednesday, June 5, at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.
Artistic Director Lisa Tromovitch and actors from Livermore Shakespeare Festival will present scenes and discuss themes from their upcoming summer season’s plays. Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew may be the original Romantic Comedy. It’s certainly one of the most popular of his plays, and under the direction of Gary Armagnac, the nationally renowned actor and director, it will be perfect for a memorable evening at the vineyard this June and July. It’s an unlikely love story – when money-loving Petruchio meets headstrong Kate, no one gets what they bargained for – they get much more! Jennifer Le Blanc and Armando McClain, recently performing as the Macbeth couple, return to us as Kate and Petruchio - from Tragedy to Comedy!
Shakespeare’s Associates will also be performing The Liar in their upcoming season, directed by Lisa Tromovitch. “For David Ives, one of America’s better dramatic humorists, translating the fun of Pierre Corneille’s 1643 French comedy, The Liar, was an act of respectful reinvention… The result is a scrubbed, vivacious script salted with hints of cheeky self-awareness,” says DCTheatreScene.com. The Washington Examiner calls it “Astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences.”
The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series.