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 (Writer, Studio Scenes) also adapted The Taming of the Shrew for Chicago Shakespeare. With Phil Swann he is the co-author of Romeo and Juliet Musical: The People vs. Friar Laurence, The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet, which found success at Chicago Shakespeare. West and Swann also wrote the musical Delearious and Neil Simon’s Musical Fools. West directed Twist Your Dickens at the Goodman Theatre and Portland Center Stage. He has also staged numerous shows at The Second City and several Catherine Butterfield plays, including Life Expectancy. If he’s not playing Scrooge at Christmas, he’s singing “Taxman” in BOTH – A Beatles Gospel Nativity. On television, he usually plays someone whose first name is Doctor. Concurrently he directs This Week This Week, a topical sketch show at the Open Fist Theater in Los Angeles, CA. 21

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