Joe Calarco and Lorin Latarro Will Helm Barrington Stage Company's Kiss Me, Kate
11 Mar 2014
Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of artistic director Julianne Boyd and managing director Tristan Wilson, will open its 20th anniversary season with Kiss Me, Kate, running June 11-July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, MA.
Joe Calarco (The Burnt Part Boys) and Lorin Latarro (Waiting For Godot) will direct and choreograph Kiss Me, Kate, respectively, which features music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Sam and Bella Spewack.
BSC associate artist Darren R. Cohen will music direct, and Renee Lutz will return for her 20th season opener as production stage manager.
Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, Kiss Me, Kate, according to BSC, "recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. Sparkling with 18 classic Cole Porter songs, Kiss Me, Kate includes 'Another Op’nin',' 'Another Show,' 'So in Love,' 'Always True to You in My Fashion,' 'Too Darn Hot' and 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare.'"
The Boyd-Quinson Mainstage is located at 30 Union Street in Pittsfield, MA. For more information, call (413) 236-8888 or visit BarringtonStageCo.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.