Smart, passionate, and mad as hell, Kathrina (Kate) wants nothing to do with marriage or men. But in Padua, Italy, marriage and money are the name of the game, and Kate’s younger sister Bianca is the ultimate prize. Alas for Padua’s vying bachelors, beautiful Bianca can’t marry until her sister gets hitched. So when the wild renegade Petruchio arrives in Padua in search of a wife (and her dowry), he and Kate collide in a battle of wills that could change the rules of their world forever.


In this Sixty-Minute Shakespeare, Cass Foster has condensed the Bard’s beautiful poetic language and retained the integrity of the text, allowing both actor and audience member to experience and appreciate the Taming of the Shrew.

The curtain will rise Saturday, October 16 at 7pm and Sunday, October 17 at 2pm  (no dinner theatre for this show). 

NCHS students are eager to give Shakespeare a go! This battle-of-the-sexes comedy promises to enlighten and delight!


VINCENTIO Hillary Stallbaumer

LUCENTIO Jacob Anderson

PETRUCHIO Alan Lambrecht

GRUMIO Katie Tangeman


TRANIO Isabelle Hammes

BIONDELLO Leann Dalinghaus

GREMIO Levi Kraisinger

CASSIE Melissa Palmeri

KATHERINA Allison Schmelzle

BIANCA Lilly Schultejans

WIDOW Kaitlin Kling

TAILOR Ryan Uphaus

HABERDASHER Elena Gonzalez

PEDANT Dylann Grauer

SERVANT Natalie Felder

SERVANT William Lueger


Kyndall Sextro

Natalie Felder

Kaitlin Kling

William Lueger