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"The Taming of the Shrew" opens Nov. 20

11/14/2008

Lys Olson portrays Rouge Tigress and Jason Howard portrays Lion Dog in "The Taming of the Shrew," a department of theatre production.
Miami University's department of theatre will perform "The Taming of the Shrew: A Jingju Version of Shakespeare's Comedy" at 8 p.m. Nov. 20, 21 and 22, Dec. 4, 5, and 6 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in Gates-Abegglen Theatre.

The performance, the 10th annual John D. Yeck production, is adapted and directed by guest artist Hsing-lin Tracy Chung, professor of Jingju at the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts. The production is set in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and performed in Jingju, or "total theatre," a traditional Chinese performance style that combines acting, singing, dancing, pantomime and acrobatics.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for Miami students and youth under 18. Tickets are available online, www.tickets.muohio.edu, or by calling the box office, 529-3200.

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