Wide Eyed's "Winks" reading series continues tonight, January 8 with Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, directed by Stephanie Johnson. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but space is limited. All performances take place at The Underground Lounge, 955 West End Avenue @ 107th St, New York, NY.
The beautiful and gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers, but her father insists that she will not marry until her shrewish sister, Katherine, is betrothed. Along comes Petruchio, who is determined "to wive it wealthily in Padua," and cleverly obtains the hand of feisty Kate who has frightened off all previous candidates. He then sets out to tame his new bride with the help of his sidekick Gremio. While Kate and Petruchio engage in a lively battle of wits, three hopeful suitors vie for Bianca's affections.
Amy Lee Pearsall
Tuesday's opener is Nat Cassidy.
ABOUT THE "WINKS" SERIES: The second Tuesday of every month through July 11, 2013. Wide Eyed Productions is embarking on a season of development as they explore new works, revisit the classics, and reimagine some of the best plays in the contemporary canon. This season predicates future seasons by workshopping and reading plays to excite and invigorate theatergoers and the Production Company alike. Through a series of readings open to the public, Wide Eyed Productions aims to strike a chord within ourselves and the community.
This season of "Winks" is intended to develop work that will further define Wide Eyed as a company, as well as its place in the New York arts world. Every reading will give the audience a chance to have a voice on what Wide Eyed produces in its seventh season, as well as build support for the company and all of its talented members. We've picked our favorite contenders, and by attending and giving your feedback, you can help shape the next season at Wide Eyed.
Feb. 12 - Dead Special Crabs by Dan Kitrosser
Mar. 12 - The Miser by Moliere
Apr. 9 - Standard Aptitude by Sam Byron
May 14 - Proof by David Auburn
July 11 - Reborning by Zayd Dohrn