Making Democracy Work

Shakespeare and Suffragists

A Special Taming of the Shrew

Join your friends and colleagues of the League of Women Voters as we see Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, a comedy about the courtship of Katherine and Petruchio. The play is set in 1919 when members of a Chicago women's club rehearse their parts in the Taming of the Shrew while in the midst of demanding women's suffrage. It's a light-hearted opportunity to witness and appreciate the struggle of women during the Suffragist Era as well as appreciate our current struggle to protect the vote and strive for equal rights.

Performance Details


Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier website

1:00 PM - Pre-show historical introduction by Director Barbara Gaines

2:00 PM - Performance

Run Time 3 hours, including intermission

Order Tickets

Tickets are $75 per person and your reservation must be received by October 27, 2017.

  • A maximum of two tickets per order
  • Tickets will be available at the box office will call

Supplies are limited, so order early!

$9 of each ticket used is a tax-deductible contribution to the League of Women Voters Education Fund



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League of Women Voters of Chicago 332 S Michigan Ave., Suite 634 Chicago, IL 60604.