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'Taming' The Cellar, one last time

Cross-gendered 'Shrew' opens tonight in The Cellar

The University Activities Board's "Shakespeare in The Cellar" student series will end its six-year run with William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" tonight in The Cellar.

Director Seamus O'Bryan said one of the most interesting qualities of this particular production of "Shrew" is how several students were cast in cross-gendered roles, or roles opposite to that of their own sex.

"We've worked hard to get a message across that has more than one meaning," said Will Harris, one of the actors. "Depending on your viewpoint, everyone will see it differently."

Harris, a Spanish and history junior, was cast in the part of Bianca, the sister of the "shrew" whose kind-hearted personality stops just short of her own sibling.

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