The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare's much beloved but often controversial play about the crazy things we do for love, and the crazy things love does to us. Starring company member Christina Hall, and directed by Artistic Director Jemma Alix Levy. Go to the Shrew page to see the rest of our amazing cast and crew!
Playing in Ingraham Park, behind the Morton Civic Center in Evanston, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm, August 3 - September 8 (no shows August 24 and 25).
Shakespeare goes camping!
In June 2013, Muse of Fire company members will return for a THIRD summer to Evanston's Fleetwood-Jourdain Summer Camp with a program of theatre games, stage combat, and kids-speaking-Shakespeare. Help us continue this kind of programming, which is offered free to summer camp participants, by making a donation at the bottom of this page!
We still have shirts from past productions available in limited quantities for $10 each. Choose from Macbeth ("By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes") or As You Like It ("Come, woo me, woo me," or the limited edition "I am not a slut, though I thank the gods I am foul"). Contact us about shipping them to you.
Bring your friends with you this year! Word of mouth is our best form of advertising. And join our mailing list (which we never share or sell) so we can let you know about upcoming events. Or "like" us on Facebook! Or follow us on Twitter @MuseofFireThtr. Most importantly, make sure the City of Evanston knows how thrilled you are to have free outdoor theatre available. Write a letter or send an email to the City of Evanston's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL, 60201, or contact your local representative.
All Muse of Fire performances are free to the public. Our goal is to get funding through other sources. You could be that source! Our summer productions and Spring Reading Series have all been free and unticketed events. Attendance over our four years in Evanston has totaled nearly 3,500 people! If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 847-707-8632.
Muse of Fire Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of people like you. Please support us by making a donation right here or sending a check to Muse of Fire Theatre Company, 1712 Chancellor St., Evanston, IL 60201. All donations are tax-deductible.
O, had I but followed the arts! Twelfth Night 1.3