|For Immediate Release
June 8, 1999
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Theatre Northwest at Indiana University Northwest will celebrate its 35th year of summer productions with the performance of Cole Porter’s, Kiss Me Kate on June 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on June 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Since its debut 50 years ago, the American classic musical comedy is considered one of the best written scores by Porter, who is also an Indiana native. The production is known as “a play within a play” with a theatre troupe coming together in 1948 to perform Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
“Kiss Me Kate takes place in real time while the musical production of Shrew runs parallel to the offstage conflicts and antics of those involved,” says Jerry Taylor, Theatre Northwest associate professor. “Audiences have been delighted with the love-embroiled plot of Shrew as it collides with the actors’ offstage lives.”
Musical numbers include Another Op’nin, Another Show, Wonderbar, Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love, Too Darn Hot, and Brush Up Your Shakespeare.
According to Taylor, "in the spirit of anniversaries, Shakespeare and summer frivolity,” the theatre will also sponsor activities that include a drawing for “several special gifts” at each performance.
Theatre Northwest is located in Tamarack Hall on campus one-block south the Broadway exit of Interstate 80/94. Tickets for the show are $7. For more information or to make reservations, telephone 219-980-6808 or contact the theatre's website at http://www.iun.edu/~panw/schedule.htm.