The Taming by Lauren Gunderson

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Productions (0)
Comedy
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85 - 90 minutes
3 W, 
Content Notes: Adult language and content.
Set: Unit set.

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here's lookin' at you, America. Read More

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Standard Edition $12.99
eScript Digital Edition $14.95
Stage Manager Edition $24.99
Streaming with ShowShare $299.00

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Play Details

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here's lookin' at you, America.

More at: thetamingplay.tumblr.com

NOTE: This is the 3rd play in the Shakespeare Cycle, a series of contemporary comedies based on Shakespeare's plays. See Exit, Pursued by a Bear and Toil and Trouble for the other plays in this series.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 3 W, 
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-703-6

Published Reviews

Lauren Gunderson's clever play The Taming forces us with humor and provocation to take a hard look at the phenomenon of a democracy in action.

Julie McHale, gmtoday

"So many hysterical lines in the play that you'd hardly finish laughing at one before the next hit you."

KQED Arts

"Gunderson's Taming is a laugh riot with some timely food for thought."

Rob Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

"The Taming has much to offer that is pointed, thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny."

Chad Jones, Theater Dogs

"The most tremendously entertaining civics lesson you're likely to see."

Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect

Awards (2)

Best of The Bay 2013 (Theater Dogs, San Francisco)

Top 10 Plays (The Stranger, Seattle)

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