Here are the details from a news release.
(Photo: Chris Coffey as Lucentio and Gwendolyn Wiegold as Tranio.)
Set in the early 1960s era of “Mad Men,” this newly adapted production of Shakespeare’s comedy will dish out intrigue, plots, disguises and insults galore, all befitting a more unenlightened time. Will Baptista, the gentleman from Padua, manage to marry off both his daughters – the “shrew” Katharine as well as the “sweet” one, Bianca? Will the various suitors and their servants, acting on their behalf, win their chosen mates? Will Kate love and obey Petruchio?
In keeping with the theme, intermission will feature a 1960s-style trivia game show in which audience members will compete to win prizes.
The production, directed by Mat Young and produced by Peter Green and Carin Zakes, co-founders of Port Chester’s LawnChair Theatre, features a multigenerational cast and crew. Stage manager for the production is Alex Hufford, a rising senior at Rye High School.
Music for the show was composed and recorded by Keith Levenson.
The venue schedule is as follows:
Aug. 2, Rye Town Park, Dearborn Avenue, Rye, N.Y.
Aug. 3, Crawford Park, 122 N. Ridge Street, Rye Brook, N.Y.
Aug. 4, Bedford Village Memorial Park, Greenwich Road, Bedford, N.Y.
Aug. 8 and 9, Lyon Park, 60 Parkway Drive, Port Chester, N.Y.
Aug. 10, Pine Ridge Park, corner of Latonia Drive and Mohegan Lane, Rye Brook,
Rain date for Rye Town Park and Pine Ridge Park is August 11.
Suggested donations are $20 general public and $15 for seniors 65 and older and children 12 and under. All performances are at 5:45 p.m. Audience members should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. There is no reserved seating. Light refreshments will be on sale.