City Tap House To Hold Shakespeare Production As Part Of Fringe Festival

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park — but on Sunday night at City Tap House, they’ll be having Shakespeare in the Bar.

Tommy Riordon, director of Shakespeare in the Bar, says the City Tap House presentation is an audience participation intensive play that’s being done as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

“The play that we’re going to be doing is Taming of the Shrew,” Riordon explained. “It’s a raucous comedy about the interplay between the sexes, about relationships and about the dynamics of love and what it means to want to be loved and to need to be loved.”

Andy Farrell, Operating Partner of City Tap House, says it’s a perfect fit for the venue.

“Tommy’s description of Taming of the Shrew — that’s what happens every night in a bar,” Farrell said. “And we were enraptured in kind of their mission of thrusting these old plays into modern times, in a modern room, with very little rehearsal, it was kind of intriguing.”

Tickets through the Fringe are free. Through City Tap House they cost $5, but you get a free beer. Tickets will be available at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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