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Stone Soup, Chester library presents Shakespeare in Cole Park May 6

Submitted by the Chester Public Library
updated: 5/2/2018 12:17 PM

The Chester Public Library will host Stone Soup Shakespeare's presentation of "The Taming of the Shrew" at 6 p.m. May 6 at Cole Memorial Park in Chester for a special free event.

Stone Soup Shakespeare heads west to explore one of Shakespeare's favorite problem plays, "The Taming of the Shrew." This comedy finds the Minola sisters, Katherina and Bianca, linked as the younger cannot marry until the older one has.

Strong-willed Kate is a bit too much for most of Padua's suitors who are enamored with Bianca's bewitching beauty. When a stranger -- Petruchio -- comes to town who is as strange as Kate is quick-witted the two seem perfectly fitted, but are they? Will Bianca ever marry? Will Katherina find happiness? Will Petruchio win the final bet on the fairest wife? Will Will Shakespeare's play about taming women find a home in 2018? Only time and tour will tell!

The event is free and all are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, your own food, and beverages, as well as a canned or boxed food donation for Chester Area Christian Food Pantry. Donations to support Stone Soup Shakespeare will be accepted at the end of the presentation for those who would like to contribute.

If there is inclement weather on May 6, call the Chester Public Library at 826-3711 for venue updates. For additional information visit