April 13-29, 2018
The Taming of the Shrew
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Adam St. John
Shakespeare's rowdy, screwball comedy The Taming of the Shrew follows the treacherous road to romance for a strong-willed pair of lovers who've met their ultimate match in one another. Until Kate has a husband, her sweet younger sister, Bianca, cannot marry -- but feisty, fiery-tongued Kate rejects every suitor who tries to woo her. Along comes Petruchio, willing to take a chance...and her sizable dowry. His efforts to "tame" her remain a controversial aspect of this tale, reminding us of the expected gender roles of 400 years past, and how far we have and haven't come since.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 8pm - Pay-What-You-Can Preview/Final Dress
Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 8pm - Opening Night
Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 8pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8pm
Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 2pm - Matinee


Talena Laine (Kate) A recent graduate of Gonzaga University’s theater program, Talena couldn’t be more thrilled to debut her first post-academic performance at SecondStory. Some of her favorite past roles include Estragon (Waiting for Godot), Emma (Stupid Fucking Bird), Katurian (The Pillowman), Pontius Pilate (Jesus Christ Superstar), and Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing). Visit www.talenalaine.com for more! Finally, she would like to dedicate her performance to all the other Kates out there; the ones who play an unfair game to win and change the rules.

Jeff Allen Pierce (Petruchio) most recently performed in Shakespeare’s Other Women with Island Shakespeare Festival.  He has performed coast to coast with such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre, Fusion Theatre Company, Key City Public Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  His favorite roles include Sam in Fully Committed, Sir Toby in Twelfth Night, Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing.  In his copious free time Jeff works as a banker, theater manager, fiancé, and father.

Pat Owen Kachikis (Hortensio) is a Miami native who, after receiving his BFA in Theater Performance, moved to Bellingham. Pat performed with the Mt. Baker Theatre as well as extensive work with iDIOM Theatre over three years there. Now in Kirkland, Pat is excited to work with SSR and contribute to the creation.

Lauren Clinkenbeard (Bianca) is excited to be making her SSR debut alongside this amazing cast and creative team! A longtime love of storytelling drew her to complete her Communications: Public Speaking degree at the University of Washington and she has continued acting ever since. www.LaurenClinkenbeard.com

Jeff Spaulding (Baptista) is making his SSR debut with this production.  Jeff has played on stages across the Puget Sound region, including The Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, GreenStage, Seattle Musical Theatre, and the Triple Door.  Thanks to the cast, production team, and especially the audience for supporting the dramatic arts.

Dale Bowers (Gremio) Over the years Dale has worked at several Puget Sound area theaters including ACT, Intiman, Village, Seattle Shakespeare and Taproot. This is Dale's ninth show at SSR having last appeared as Selsdon in Noises Off.  He holds a Masters Degree in Theater Arts from WSU.  Dale spent last summer at Leavenworth Summer Theatre performing in The Sound of Music and Annie with his actress wife Carrie. 

Kaysy Ostrom (Grumio) is thrilled to be back at SecondStory after doing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) last season as well as several TYA shows: Fancy Nancy, Stuart Little, and Alice in Wonderland. Kaysy has her BFA in Theater Studies from SMU. Besides acting, Kaysy pens plays, songs, and teaches theater to the next generation of artists at Studio East, Youth Theatre Northwest, Seattle Theatre Group, and ACT Theatre. Up Next: A New Hope in the Park with Hello Earth Productions. Big thanks to the cast, artistic team, Mom, Dad, and Devin: "For where thou art, there is the world itself!"

Olivia Ochoa (Biondello) is excited to return to SecondStory! In the six years since her last onstage role here, she’s been acting, directing, music directing, teaching, and developing new work in Seattle, San Antonio, San Francisco, London, and Cleveland. Next up: music directing Tuck Everlasting for Kitsap Forest Theatre.

William Hamer (Vincentio) Bill has appeared at SSR in La Cage Aux Folles and How to Succeed... He was also been seen as Andre in SMT’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Antonio in Taproot Theatre’s ILLYRIA. He has been seen at many local theaters including The 5th Avenue, The Village Theatre and the Community Theatre. Among his favorite roles are Hornby-A Kind of Alaska, Clive-Chaps, M. Loyal- Tartuffe and Horatio-Hamlet. He would like to thank his beautiful wife Gail for all her love and support.


Adam St John (Director) is an actor, director, and teacher and is excited to be making his directorial debut at SSR with The Taming of the Shrew. His last time directing came in 2013 while he was earning his MFA in Acting from Indiana University. For SSR, Adam has appeared on stage in The Pillowman, Noises Off, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), and Closer. Adam wants to thank Mark and Jen for (again) believing in him, Erin for being such a delight, the cast for going on this adventure with him, and Melissa, Stella, and Sophia for letting him continue to do this crazy little thing called "theater".

Melissa St. John (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be making her SecondStory Rep debut as a costume designer. She last worked on As You Like It (Ghost Light Theatricals), Marina (Bellingham TheatreWorks), A Steady Rain, Doubt (Indiana University) as well as Cheat, Closer and the Iceman Cometh (Western Washington University). A very special thanks to Mark and Jen for the opportunity to work with them and to the loves of my life Adam, Stella & Sophia.

The cost of doing business in Redmond is going up and therefore, for the first time in seven
years, we are raising prices. We appreciate your continued support.


Mainstage Online Ticket Price:
$30 (no additional fees applied)
Mainstage Box Office Ticket Price:
$29 Adult | $
24 Senior (60+)/Student/Educator/Military

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