Naatak Presents its 48th Production

The Taming of the Shrew (Hindi)

तो सम पुरुष, न मो सम नारी (No man like you, no woman like me)
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s outrageous comedy in Hindi
The Tabard Theater at San Jose, CA
March 14-29, 2015

Directed by Manish Sabu

Produced by Juhi Mohan

About the Play

Shakespeare comes to Bundelkhand through this ageless comedy. Baptista Minola has two daughters – one a paragon of virtue, the other given to biting off a man’s head at the slightest provocation. Can this ‘shrew’ find a man equal to the challenge of being her husband? Once she is out of the way, will her younger sister be able to marry the man she loves? We invite you to be part of the first Shakespearean play in Naatak’s 20-year history!

Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 120 minutes
Children under 8 will not be admitted

Production Team

Production Design Snigdha Jain
Sets Director Asheesh Divetia
Props Designer Savitha Samu
Marketing Director Rajiv Nema
Graphic Designer Pragya Tiwari
Webmaster Indranil Roychoudhury
Sets Team Abhijeet Vaidya, Madhav Duggineni, Atul Chaudhari, Alka Sippy, Kalpana Bansal, Vikas Dhurka, Vipul Gupta, Deepak Jain, Indranil Roychoudhury
Props Team Anu Balakrishnan, Ruchi Samdani, Smita Khole, Pratiksha Rao-Vaidya
Costumes Team Juhi Mohan, Snigdha Jain, Shravanti Shinde-Yadav, Manjula Kollipara
Marketing Team Varun Dua, Abhishek Gulwade, Deepak Jain, Harish Sunderam Agastya
Lights Manjula Kollipara
Music Aalap Desai
Make-up Shweta Prakash, Smita Khole, Nidhi Dhar
Ticketing Sujit Saraf
Supertitles Vineeta Singh, Anu Balakrishnan
Photos and Videos Swagato Basumallick, Shweta Prakash, Atul Chaudhari, Bhushan Parulekar
Acknowledgements Sonal Sabu, Pratibha Sharma, Soumya Agastya, Shekhar Hemnani, CalAA, SF Shakes, Radio Zindagi, India Currents, KZSU 90.1FM (Pranjali Sirasao, Kamla Bhatt)

Manish Sabu, Director

तो सम पुरुष, न मो सम नारी is Manish’s third play as Director. He has adapted it into the Bundelkhandi dialect of Hindi from Shakespeare’s classic The Taming of the Shrew. The entire effort took more than two years. Manish has been with Naatak for 18 years in various capacities.

Juhi Mohan, Producer

तो सम पुरुष, न मो सम नारी is Juhi’s second Naatak play as Producer. She has been with Naatak for 10 years, and has multiple production credits as props director, stage manager, and lights director. Juhi also pursues Kathak as a hobby.


Audience Testimonials


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SAT Mar 14, 2 pm & 6 pm
SUN Mar 15, 2 pm
FRI Mar 20, 8 pm
SAT Mar 21, 2 pm & 6 pm
SUN Mar 22, 2 pm
FRI Mar 27, 8 pm
SAT Mar 28, 6 pm
SUN Mar 29, 2 pm


TOSPS-logoThe Theater on San Pedro Square,
29 N San Pedro St
San Jose, CA 95110


Parking is FREE with validation. Park in the San Jose City parking garage located across San Pedro Street from the theater. At the end of the play, we will validate your parking tickets. We cannot validate parking for any other parking garage. Note: Play will start on time. Please allow 15 minutes for parking.


General:    $22 ($19 each for 4 or more)
VIP:   $32 ($29 each for 4 or more)


General: $40
VIP:   $70

*Additional discounts available for 10 or more tickets. Please call 408 499 5692 or email