The Taming of the Shrew

Somerville, MA

The Rockwell
Feb 10 - April 9 2022

“What, with my tongue in your tail?”

Shakespeare’s wildest lovers storm The Rockwell for the long awaited return of Shit-faced Shakespeare®: The Taming of the Shrew.

Wealthy sisters Katherina and Bianca find themselves pitched against suspicious suitors, the entire renaissance patriarchy and each other. Why not throw in a booze soaked thespian for good measure?

Featuring cross dressing, food fights, a highly underwhelming horse, one too many bum cheeks and more twisted gender politics than you can shake a fawning fat-skinned fustilarian at!

Shit-faced Shakespeare® selects the finest Shakespeare plays, reduces them down to one hour spectaculars and adds a single drunken cast member to the mix every single night.

Warning: Shit-faced Shakespeare® is not for the faint of heart or those prone to theatrical purism!

Shit-faced Shakespeare®: The Taming of the Shrew is playing exclusively at The Rockwell this spring. Book early!

Dramatis personæ

Shit-faced Shakespeare® features a cast of rotating players covering multiple roles over a run. You can, however, expect to see some of these Magnificent Bastards appearing in this production:

Brett Milanowski

This is where we would write something nice and witty about Brett…Give us a minute…It would really help if there WAS anything nice and witty about Brett…

Jon Vellante

Jon is a mystery to us all. Really. We aren’t sure what is going to happen when we release him on stage. We went through his Facebook to see if he had a discernible personality but all we could find was “The moment where the chip meets the salsa is truly intimate.” Uh...sure. He won’t be returning for another show.

Noelle Scarlett

Noelle is absolutely chuffed to be here. In fact, THRILLED to be working here! Really! How exciting! She cannot even truly begin to express her feelings of elation and even MORE excitement! Gah! Here! Us! This Show! What a great place for us all to be! Hope you enjoy! You Will! Hehe! SHOW!

Tyler Rosati

Finally after 7 long years of toiling with Shit-faced Shakespeare, Tyler has achieved the rank of “One of the giants!” of the company. Well done! Took a lot of work and far too many bottles of that shitty, bubbly peach stuff he drinks.