Boisterous comedy? Chilling portrayal of domestic abuse and the Stockholm Syndrome? The Taming of the Shrew.
LOCATION & LOGISTICS: See above for map of spot in Volunteer Park - I'll try for the picnic tables across the road from the wading pool / restrooms at the NE end of the park (east of the conservatory, which is a Victorian glass greenhouse). The tables tend to migrate, but there are usually some near a big silvery conifer, or the staked dahlia plantings, or east of there (nearer 15th Ave E). You can call (206)[masked] if you can't find us. Bring lawn chairs if you like. Volunteer Park is right on the #10 busline from downtown.
If the weather seems likely to rain, I will look for an available library. (We can't hold library reservations as back-up any more, since they now require a week's notice for cancellations.) Any location change will be announced by the day before.
Bring a copy of the text if you have one, if not we usually have an extra and can share. It's not necessary to read the play before hand (though it's great if you can). but some familiarity with the plot is helpful. This is a medium short play. With intros, dividing out the parts, reading, break, and optional discussion afterwards, expect this to take several hours.
For text, synopsis and "character circles", see http://www.shakespeareswords.com/The-Taming-of-the-Shrew