Thanks for Making Our Production of The Taming of the Shrew a Great Success!

Presented in partnership with
 Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation.


Thoroughbreds are the unruliest of horses. Powerful, rambunctious, and quick, breaking a racehorse is no mean task. As a Kentucky native and an honorary Kentucky Colonel, I am delighted to celebrate the twenty-sixth annual running of Shakespeare By The Sea with the Bard’s fast-paced, witty comedy The Taming of the Shrew, set in the timeless tradition of the Kentucky Derby. Growing up in what many consider an equine Mecca, horse culture was all around. After a conversation with the Shakespeare Festival’s producer, Kermit Christman, I started to see the themes of this play transposing very naturally into the context of Kentucky’s proudest Saturday in May. The breaking of horses, high stakes wagering, and the affluent seeking socially advantageous unions — Shakespeare very well might have been in a Bluegrass State of mind. Thank you to all who support innovative local theatre and those who have made Shakespeare By The Sea a twenty-six-year-old tradition in this community. Enjoy the show, y’all!

Trent Stephens, Director

Click here to download show program (PDF – 1.3MB).


Baptista: Greg Ward
Kate: Kelly Lee Hussey
Petruchio: Darryl Willis
Bianca: Courtney Poston
Grumio: Krys Parker
Lucencio: Zachary Hollis
Tranio: Christian Cooper
Hortensio: Wally Lurz
Gremio: Ed Scott
Vincencia: Trinna Pye
Pedant/Groom: Sara Grant
Tailor/Groom: Kyle Glenum, Dr. Kevin Crawford Fellowship Recipient
Priest/Groom: Alexandra Grunberg


Director: Trent Stephens
Producer/Public Relations: Elizabeth Dashiell
Scenic Design/Production Manager: Daniel Gordon
Sound Design: Chris Bell
Stage Manager: Daniel Kies
Costume Design: Sera Peat
Prop Master: Lisa Calberg
Assistant Stage Manger: Gladys Zola
Mic Tech: Marc Washington


Allen McCoy
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Production Crew:
Andre Lancaster
Andy Enos
Amy Hamel
Sarah Rayburn
Maryann Scaduto