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

Brett is one of our original Boston Shit-faced Shakesperians. Despite appearances he’s only been doing this for four years and has actually improved in that time. When asked, Brett claims that this show is the second worst thing that has ever happened to him...we didn’t ask about the first. Brett acts, directs, and produces for Shit-faced Shakespeare. Brett is rapidly approaching his 40th birthday. He won’t say from which direction.

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

Tyler’s first role with Shit-faced Shakespeare was ‘Puck’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream four years ago. No, you don’t need to clean your glasses -- not much has changed in the past four years. Same show. Same role. Same shitty “peach” “champagne”. Tyler would rather be at home watching The Emperor’s New Groove than be here tonight, but alas...