Kiss Me, Kate! Cole Porter's classic musical comedy.
Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 2:00pm
Building W20: Stratton Student Center, Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor)
84 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
The MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players are thrilled to announce their production of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate!
Reserve tickets here: https://goo.gl/forms/ONaPNxp7a49M6Tkz1
Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, film star and prima donna Lilli Vanessi, when the two play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The battle of the sexes continues onstage and off, as it becomes clear that, as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love. Alongside their bickering liaison, the show’s supporting actress, bombshell Lois Lane, supports her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade the clutches of local gangsters. Throw in a case of mistaken identity, punning mobsters, Shakespearean hi-jinx, and such classics as "Too Darn Hot", "Another Openin, Another Show", and "Why Can't You Behave" into the mix, and you get Kiss Me, Kate — a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical in 1949.
Stage Direction by Anna Richardson
Musical Direction by Blake Pilger
Produced by Emma Brown