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George Preston (left) who plays Katherine in the Shakepearian setting and Christine Galyean, who plays Petruchio, in Taming of the Shrew at the Smothers Theatre from April 3-6. (Photos by Suzy Demeter/Malibu Surfside News)
Scene in the Alehouse prior to the switch to Shakespearian setting with Lauren Drake as Baptista stomping on Katherine played by George Preston in the Shakespearian setting.
In the guise of a music teacher, Hortensio (Lauren Jennerjohn), a suitor fails in his attempts to teach Bianca to play the lute.
Katherine (George Preston) appeals with her father Baptista (Lauren Drake) before marrying Petruchio (Christine Galyean).
Petruchio’s servants gather in the dining hall.
A toast to the success of Petrucio’s taming.
Staff Report
4:07 am PDT April 19, 2019

Under the direction of Scott Alan Smith, Pepperdine students staged an adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless play “Taming of the Shrew” from April 3-6 at the Smothers Theatre. 

With multiple subplots, reversal of gender roles and a switch from the modern day to the Shakespearean universe, this play was replete with humor.