Theater Buffs Will Appreciate This Live Performance of “Taming of the Shrew”
What could explain a 50-something mumble-man’s love for romantic comedies? This is a man who has not a drop of sentimentality in his soul, but has watched Notting Hill 137 times, dug The Proposal and truly believes that if he ever met Sandra Bullock, they could have a really great conversation about life and stuff? Insanity, perhaps, but the fault, dear reader, is in Shakespeare, specifically “The Taming of the Shrew.” You give an impressionable adolescent boy English nerd a look at the romance between Petruchio and Kate and you rear a man who can say with a straight face, “Oh, I thought Andie MacDowell was great in Four Weddings.”
OK, insanity maybe, but still, the mother of all romantic comedies has to share some of the blame. Midsummer Night’s gets all the press, but couplet for couplet, give me — the hypothetical 50-ish man, I mean — this bubbly, hilarious dose of hidden identity, saucy servants, reverse psychology and joy, all sealed with a kiss. The Junior Players will perform excerpts from the MOARC at Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. General admission tickets to the arboretum are $15, with discounts for kids and seniors.
Trails at Creekside Apartments, an extraordinary blend of comfortable and convenient apartments in Allen, Texas would like to remind our friends and neighbors of this event!
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75218