New Latino All-Male Taming of the Shrew Opens at Yale Rep, March 27

News   New Latino All-Male Taming of the Shrew Opens at Yale Rep, March 27 Connecticut's Yale Repertory Theatre presents a new take on William Shakespeare's classic as they open The Taming Of The Shrew, March 27. Director Mark Lamos makes his Yale Rep debut at the New Haven stage.

Set in the current world of the Latino culture, Lamos utilizes an all-male cast to tell the Bard's tale of the battle of the sexes. The show began performances March 21 and continues through April 12.

Director Lamos served as artistic director of Hartford Stage, 1980-97. His credits include Our Country’s Good, The Deep Blue Sea and The Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm on Broadway as well as Tiny Alice and Measure for Measure Off-Broadway.

Lamos helms the work with choreography by Seán Curran. The design team features Leiko Fuseya (scenic), Wade Laboissoniare (costume), Scott Bolman (lighting) and David Budries (sound).

The all-male company includes Joseph Urla (Petruchio), Ramon de Ocampo (Kate) Tom Lee (Biondello), Derek Lucci (Pedant), Jordan Mahome (Curtis), Tony Manna (Widow), Bryant Mason (Lucentio), Orlando Pabotoy (Grumio), Jesse Perez (Gremio), Lazaro Perez (Baptista), Thom Rivera (Tailor and Vincentio), Caesar Samayoa (Bianca,) Charles Daniel Sandoval (Hortensio), Triney Sandoval (Tranio) as well as Jesse Gabbard, Rey Lucas, Leroy McClain, Stephen Moore, Adam Richman, and Adam Saunders.

Tickets to The Taming Of The Shrew, at Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street (at York Street) are available by calling (203) 432-1234 or online at www.yalerep.org.

The cast amid the set of <i>The Taming of the Shrew.</i>
The cast amid the set of The Taming of the Shrew.