Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Stage directed by Gregory Lipson ’20
Music directed by Jasper Schoff ’22
Produced by Benjamin Porteous ’22, Frances Choi ’21, Jasmyne Roberts ’23


Ekemini Ekpo
Ben Topa
Olympia Hatzilambrou
Adam Mombru
Sophie Bauder
Jongtae Jeon
Natti Robinson
Ross Simmons
Will Evans
Ruth Jaensubhakij
Kristen Gilyard
Mary Reynolds, Meghan Turner, Bracha Rosenberg, Vincent Pan, Julia Kennish

Lilli (Kate)
Fred (Petruchio)
Lois (Bianca)
Bill (Lucentio)
General Harisson
First Gangster
Second Gangster

Staff List

Ria Dhull
Ava Hampton
Isa Peña
Sam Guillemette
Tori Tong
Serena Chen
Sam Thau
Isaac Heller
Sabrina Richert
Hannah Eckstein
Isabella Kopits
Emma Kay
Clarissa Briasco-Stewart
Made Lapuerta
Katherine Zhu
Mary Reynolds
Nadine Jackson
Oliver Riskin-Kutz

Stage Manager
Stage Management Advisor
Technical Director
Assistant Technical Director
Assistant Builder
Assistant Builder
Set Designer
Set Advisor
Paint Charge
Production Advisor
Lighting Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Hair & Makeup
Orchestra Manager
Poster Designer
Rehearsal Pianist

About the Show

In Baltimore, Lilli Vanessi stars in a production of Taming of the Shrew directed by her husband Fred Graham. The two Broadway stars clash over Fred’s affair with fellow actor Lois Lane, who is engaged to Bill Calhoun, another member of the company. When Bill’s gambling debts get him in trouble with a local band of gangsters, the company is thrown into chaos.

HRG&SP’s Spring 2020 production of Kiss Me, Kate! was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the sudden closure of Harvard’s campus, the show was never fully staged, despite the many hours of work put in by dedicated cast, staff, and orchestra members.