Taking Shakespeare

By John Murrell. 

Directed by Peter Christian Hansen.  Featuring Linda Kelsey & John A. W. Stephens

A sharp, funny, and engaging play, perfectly suited for Gremlin’s intimate space.

“a delightful entry drug for audience members who haven’t experienced Shakespeare, are intimidated by Shakespeare, or both” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

An aging professor, questioning her relevance and ability, agrees to tutor a young slacker who is addicted to video games and failing academically. Despite their seemingly insurmountable differences, as they explore Shakespeare’s Othello together, both make unexpected discoveries about themselves and each other.

“In Taking Shakespeare, the unlikely meeting of Prof and Murph through Othello provokes not only an intense discovery of what Shakespeare’s play offers as far as insights into the human condition go but also (perhaps more importantly) what we can learn from one another, no matter our age and life experience.”– Bob White, Director of New Plays at the Stratford Festival, Ontario

Taking Shakespeare opens Friday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, June 3rd at the brand-new Gremlin Theatre – 550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114.

Free parking is available in the huge lot on Wabash Avenue near the water tower. Enter the Annex building via the double doors next to the brewery.

Taking Shakespeare

Adults: $28
Seniors / Fringe button holders: $25
Under 30: Pay half your age to any performance!

Performances start at 7:30pm, with the exception of Sundays, which start at 3:00pm. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to show time.

Click here to view the schedule

All seating is general admission.

Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone and in person the evening of the show. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the button below:


You can can also order tickets by phone by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm.

Methods of Payment
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover online.

Questions? Email us at info@gremlin-theatre.org