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First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew

Ohio State welcomes the Royal Shakespeare Company to campus for this edited version of Shakespeare’s classic play especially for younger audiences. In the play, Bianca has men running after her. Kate has men running away from her. Either they both get married or neither of them do.

Is anyone man enough to take on the Shrew?

This rollercoaster of a play has boys playing girls and girls playing boys to tell the story of two people’s crazy journey toward becoming the perfect match. The total running time for the First Encounter: The Taming of the Shrew experience is 2 hours 10 minutes, which includes an introduction, a 75-minute version of the play, and a chance to talk to the actors afterwards. All together it’s the perfect first experience of Shakespeare for 8-13 year olds.

Tickets through the Ohio State Theatre box office (614) 292-2295. For more details, go to