Announcing Actress Alexandra Montgomery Cast in Off Broadway Play The Taming of the Shrew

Alexandra Montgomery will play the male role Baptista Minola in the Off Broadway production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Written by William Shakespeare, the play is a rollicking comedy of courtship and romance, and one of Shakespeare’s most admired plays.

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'I’m thrilled with the challenging twist of being a woman portraying a man. In Shakespeare's day, men or boys played women's roles.' –Alexandra Montgomery

Manhattan, New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Alexandra Montgomery will play the male role Baptista Minola in the Off Broadway production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Written by William Shakespeare, the play is a rollicking comedy of courtship and romance, and one of Shakespeare’s most admired plays. TAMING OF THE SHREW opens July 10 and runs through August 3, 2014 at Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Rose Nagelberg Theater. Directed by Thomas G. Waites (Graduate of The Julliard School, NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The play has been known for its controversial misogynistic elements particularly among modern audiences and readers. It has been adapted numerous times for stage, screen, opera, and musical theatre; perhaps the most famous adaptations being Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate and the 1967 film version of the original play, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The film 10 Things I Hate About You is also loosely based on the play.

“I’m thrilled with the challenging twist of being a woman portraying a man. In Shakespeare's day, men or boys played women's roles.” –Alexandra Montgomery

Alexandra Montgomery’s recent work includes a national television commercial for the Suicide Prevention Hotline entitled, The Bible and The Gun, award winning World War II film drama, Return to the Hiding Place, featuring John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord Of The Rings, The Living Daylights), and the British short film, I'll Be Home Soon, with Ipalé (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Raid On Entebbe).

After a nearly two decades-long career in medicine, the San Antonio, Texas-born Montgomery decided to pursue her passion in the arts and her work has since been recognized around the globe.

Ms. Montgomery regularly participates in readings with TGW Acting Studio, Aching Dogs Theater Company, MozzleStead Productions and SAFilm Productions.

For more information and tickets, please visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/934588.


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