Kiss Me Kate

Show dates: April 1986


A musical version of Shakespeare’s "The Taming of the Shrew" is about to open in Baltimore.

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in this new production. 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 actually still in love.

Alongside their bickering, the show’s supporting actress, Lois Lane, supports her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade his debts and the clutches of local gangsters. Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines and you get Kiss Me, Kate!

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