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Shakespeare in the Park!

Presented in Victorian Steampunk fashion,
we take the fear out of Shakespeare!

7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, July 17 – August 1
At the Jewel Box Theater

Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m. July 19 & 26, August 2
At Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park
(There is no charge for Sunday performances)

The Taming of the Shrew/The Tamer Tamed is an abridged pairing of Shakespeare's controversial "Taming of the Shrew," in which women surrender to the dominance of their husbands, and The Tamer Tamed, a sequel written by John Fletcher not long after Shakespeare's tale in which the women succeed in turning the tables on the men. You don't have to understand Shakespeare to understand much of the humor, insults, and taunting that goes on. Fridays and Saturdays, your ticket guarantees you the warmth and soft seats (and munchies and bar) of the Jewel Box, but on Sundays, the performances will take place in the Austin/Kvelstad Pavilion at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park on the Poulsbo waterfront—rain or shine. The Sunday performances do not require reservations, but donations will be accepted. It is suggested you don't argue with the Shrew when she passes the hat!

Directed by Gwen Adams, the show runs weekends July 17 through August 2. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evening performances are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors/students/military. Sunday performances in the park are FREE (no ticket/reservation required).

Ticket Information – Please note our ticket policy*

Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew/The Tamer Tamed are $16 for adults, $14 seniors/students/military. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006.

* Ticket Policy: The cutoff for ordering tickets is 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays of the performance and 11 a.m. for Sunday matinees. Patrons have until 3 hours prior to the start of performances to cancel. Cancellations for tickets purchased through Brown Paper Tickets must be made via Brown Paper Tickets. Sorry, no refunds for no-shows or late arrivals.

Season Pass, Flexi-Pass, and comp ticket holders may reserve a seat by calling the theater at 360.697.3183. Pass holders must bring passes to the theater the night of the show. Flexi-Pass holders who do not have their pass with them will be asked to purchase a ticket at the seniors/students/military rate.

Tickets may be available at the theater on the night/day of the performance, however, seats are not guaranteed. The Jewel Box Theatre accepts Visa or Master Card for ticket purchases at the theater on performance dates if seats are available.

Doors open one hour before the start of each performance. Seating is general admission and begins 30 minutes prior to each show. Please see priority seating policy for season ticket holders and early arrivals. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before show time. Nearby free parking is available.

The Jewel Box Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at 360-697-3183 if you have special needs regarding handicap or hearing difficulty.

Rehearsal Photos from The Taming of the Shrew/The Tamer TamedBack to top of page
Photos by Richard Thornton