News: Shakesqueer Comedy "2 Shrews, 1 Chalice" Opens May 17

Sour Grapes Productions has announced a new queer comic Shakespeare adaptation, to be presented by FRIGID New York beginning Friday, May 17, 2019. 2 Shrews, 1 Chalice: A Shakesqueer Comedy reimagines and recontextualizes Shakespeare's oft-considered-problematic Taming of the Shrew, describing itself as depicting "the courtship of Patricia and Katherina--both headstrong, loud-mouthed, and unfazed by the "charms" of men. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in any relationship; however, Patricia "tames" her with various BDSM torments, until she becomes a desirable, compliant, and obedient wife."

The show stars Genny Yosco as Katherine and Carroll Herring as Patricia, with Claire Unabia, Katherine Yacko, Katrin Mattson, Anthony OConnell, Daniel George, Alexander Gheesling, Hadas Pacholder, Dorie Casper, Ellen Ko, and Elizabeth Claflin rounding out the rest of the cast.

While we (the editors of this site) unfortunately can't make it to this production, we called Yosco and Weigandt's earlier Shakesqueer comedy, As He Likes It "a sharp, self-aware, indecorous, ebullient good time" that makes its Shakespearean original's "queer energies overt in its brisk, irreverent refashioning" (“2018 FRIGID Festival, Part 2!,” Culture Catch, 28 Feb. 2018).
Performances of 2 Shrews, 1 Chalice are: 

May 17 at 7 pm
May 18 at 7 pm
May 19 at 2 pm,
May 24 at 7 pm
May 25 at 7 pm
May 26 at 2 pm. 

All performances are at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th Street, Manhattan, NY).

Tickets are available online at

Ticket Price: $20 – use code SOUR for $5 off!

2 Shrews, 1 Chalice: A Shakesqueer Comedy
Based on William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew
Adapted by Chris Weigandt and Genny Yosco
Directed by Genny Yosco
Lighting and Sound Design by Chris Weigandt 


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