SMWC Music and Theatre Department presents “The Taming of the Shrew”

February 6th, 2015 | SMWC

Taming of the Shrew, Full Cast

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Music and Theatre Department proudly presents William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” Feb. 26-March 1, 2015 in the Cecilian Auditorium. A new take on Shakespeare's classic, “The Taming of the Shrew,” SMWC’s version provides an updated twist to the classic play.

The original play is a comedy that centers on the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina, a headstrong woman, referred to as the "shrew." Petruchio has to court Katherina who is unwilling to participate in the relationship, in essence "taming" her into an obedient bride. The SMWC Music and Theatre department has added their own plot twist in this rendition.

“I will admit, as Woods woman, I was reluctant to produce a show where the title itself is sexist and archaic in its idea of a woman, or any human being, needing to be tamed or dominated,” states SMWC Theatre Director and Productions Manager Danielle O’Connor, 2011 graduate of SMWC. “But after a lot of research and talking with my colleagues in the department, I realized we can produce the show and send the audience home with an empowering message.”

Of course, theatergoers will have to attend the show to realize the message. However, O’Connor does promise that this updated version of the play will prove relevant to an audience in 2015.

“The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare
Performance Dates and Ticket Information

Performance Dates
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

SMWC Conservatory of Music, Cecilian Auditorium

Ticket Prices
Adults: $10.00                                                                                        
Children and Senior Citizens: $5.00
SMWC students, staff and faculty; Sisters of Providence and staff; area college students with IDs and Children under 12: free

Call (812) 535-6211 for further information and to order tickets or visit us at

The Box Office will open 1 hour before each performance.

For more information, you can visit our website at or call the Music and Theatre Department Hotline at (812) 535-6211.

Tickets may also be ordered online.




Waitress/Katherina Minola

Jaclene Estremera

Christopher Sly/Petruchio

Nathan Mensah

Bianca Minola

Mya Terrell

Baptista Minola

Peter Ciancone


Jessica Claycomb


Beth Grant


Kelli Seida


Jessie Bowen


Shanine Pennington


Caitlin Klowski


Laura Reed


Hannah Miller


Joni Hooper


Glenda Cordell


Olivia Swickard


Director - Danielle O’Connor
Assistant Director - Cecilia Gray, senior women and theatre major at SMWC
Technical Director/Set Designer - Anthony Dinkel
Lighting Design - David G. Del Colletti, Indiana State University professor emeritus
Costume Designer - Joni Hooper, with assistance from Jessica Becker

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