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Shrewish Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 20 2016

The Taming of the Shrew is, notoriously, one of Shakespeare's more problematic plays in that it appears to advocate domestic abuse as a way of getting women to shut up and obey their master-husbands. In Barbara Zahora's original adaptation for Artemisia Theatre, a group of Weird Sisters transforms a boorish man into the shrewish Kate to show him what it's like to have his words and wishes ignored in the hopes that once he is restored to himself, he will teach other men what he has learned. It's an interesting premise and the performances are engaging, but the execution is muddled. At the end, our dude says he will try to listen better. Do or do not, motherfucker. There is no try. —Aimee Levitt

Price: $25

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