The Taming
of the Shrew

September 16

November 12, 2017

CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
conceived & directed by Barbara Gaines
Columbia Women’s Club scenes by Ron West

Ron West

Writer, Columbia Women's Club Scenes

RON WEST returns to Chicago Shakespeare, where his credits include the Shepperton  Studios dialogue for Barbara Gaines’ 2008 production of The Comedy of Errors (Jeff  Award for Best Adaptation), and co-author (with Phil Swann) of The People Vs Friar Laurence, which premiered at CST. Also with Phil Swann, Mr. West has co-authored  the musical deLEARIous, recently revived by the Open Fist Theater, and Musical Fools, based on the play by Neil Simon (published by Samuel French).  Recent directing credits include: Twist Your Dickens (Goodman Theatre, where he also appeared as Scrooge); Twist Your Dickens (Portland Center Stage); Life Expectancy (Hollywood Fringe); The 39 Steps (Malibu Playhouse); and Welcome to Your Alternative Reality, which he co-wrote and co-directed with playwright Catherine Butterfield (Atwater Village Theater).  Mr. West has directed “a jillion” shows for The Second City, including the Jeff Award-winning Curious George Goes to War and the international tour of Sex & The Second City. The Doctor bats right and throws right.

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