PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A NON-TRADITIONAL, CHANGING OF THE SEXES, AS SHAKESPEARE SETS TO SIZZLE IN IVEAGH GARDENS THIS AUGUST
Fortune’s Fool Productions is at it again with a raucous production of Shakespeare’s most sexist (and possibly sexiest) comedy, The Taming of the Shrew. Nothing is ever as it seems with these Fools, who have (sex) changed Bill’s play – but not how you would expect – into (Not a Traditional) Taming of the Shrew. Is post Marriage Referendum, post Gender Self-Designation, Dublin ready for such a show? Come and find out.
Set in the other fair city of Padua, Katherina’s younger sister, Bianca, is the most sought after bride in town, but her father has vowed that Bianca cannot marry until her older sister, Katherina, the shrew, becomes a wife. The hunt is on to find a tamer and set Bianca free to be woo’d (or bought) by the most worthy suitor.
You can expect the unexpected in this hysterical (and sometimes troubling) interpretation of Taming. Save the dates in your calendar and pray for good weather:
6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 AUGUST – 7PM Curtain – Show finishes by 9PM
8, 9, 15 & 16 AUGUST – 3PM Curtain – Show finishes by 5PM
Admission is FREE! Access to the performances is from the Clonmel Street entrance. Bring a blanket or tarp to sit on, a picnic supper (just remember alcohol is not permitted in the park) and enjoy the show! Keep up with all the highlights of the production and get more information by joining our Facebook event.
The cast includes The Gaiety School of Acting’s Class of 2015 grads; Caoimhe Mulcahy, Ethan Dillon, Fergus Mulligan, Diana Melo and Sonja Nedovic. Along with Class of 2016 students; Louis Deslis, Juliette Crosbie and Desmond Eastwood. And Muireann D’Arcy – Class of 2012. For the full cast list and actor bios see here: http://fortunesfoolproductions.ie/meet-the-cast
About Fortune’s Fool Productions
Fortune’s Fool Productions is a professional theatre company and one of Ireland’s leading outdoor theatre performance groups. Audiences are still talking about their stunning productions of Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet (Unplugged). Company members have included Muiris Crawley (Pilgrim Hill-film, The Shadow of a Gunman-The Abbey), Rickie O’Neill (Once-Olympia Theatre), Amilia Clarke Stewart (Katy O’ Brien-Fair City, Leper & Chip-Edinburgh Festival), and Connal Keating (Leper & Chip – Edinburgh Festival). This past April, they came in doors to produce the Irish premier of Gidion’s Knot that was hailed by LeCool Magazine as “[an] engrossing [and] rare performance…not to be missed.”