The Baldwin Players, under the direction of Dr. Brian Ray, present two plays each year, one in fall semester and one in spring semester. These plays are an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and community members who are interested in performing to participate in the production of live theatre.
The Taming of the Shrew is a very funny story of how a young man, Petruchio, woos and marries Katharina, a lovely young woman who is also a shrew – strong willed, opinionated, and very outspoken. She is a woman who will not give in to any man. Petruchio accepts the challenge and finds a way to “tame” her. In the end, despite their somewhat stormy start, the two realize they are in love and start a happy, if also wild, life together.
Ray has adapted Shakespeare’s play for this particular production. “It has been a very long time since a play by Shakespeare has been performed at ABAC,” said Ray. Shakespeare is not easy to perform, and it may be a stretch to ask this much of the cast members, but Ray chose this play to “challenge students and give them a chance to learn something they might not experience otherwise.”
The other performers in this production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew include members of the community as well as ABAC students and faculty.
Cast members include Peter Pinnow, a member of the Tifton community; Ashley Wade, psychology; Meagan Haghshenas, undeclared; Hunter Gainous, biology; Ben Brinkley, a member of the Tifton community; Slayten Carter, political science; Alena Phillips, music; Kaylee Stokes, English; Kaitlin Croft, pharmacy; Raven Hughey, biology; Tre’mon Mills, undeclared; Shemika McClendon, political science; Mariah Slaughter, music; Melanie Morris, family and consumer science; and Katherine Michelle Morris Brinkley, early childhood education.
For more information on The Taming of the Shrew, interested persons can contact Dr. Brian Ray at (229) 391-4969 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.