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Production History

The Taming

October 2 through 18 2015

Our 9th season opens with the East-of-the-Rockies professional premiere of Lauren Gunderson's riotously funny The Taming, a laugh-a-minute mash-up of The Taming of the Shrew, contemporary partisan politics, beauty pageants and the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The Taming features a cast of talented actors: Colette Divine as Patricia (workaholic aide to a right wing Senator, hell bent on getting her pet bill through Congress); Brooke Gronemeyer as Katherine (Miss Georgia, hell bent on winning the title of Miss America and changing the constitution); and Cate Jo as Bianca (bleeding heart liberal blogger, hell bent on saving her favorite endangered species by bringing down a particular right wing Senator). 

The Taming, an official Artober event, is supported by grants from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Comments from audience members

"What a delightful theater experience ... This hilarious spoof explores the polarization in American politics including enough stereotypes and insults to go around....challenges us to remember the intent of the founding fathers....[attend] one of the remaining performances. You won't regret it!"

"Just saw The Taming at the Looby with Tennessee Women's Theater Project. This is a must see show. It's playing until the 18th. Go see it."

"What a fabulous show! The performances were sublime. The women had the gift of excellent timing which is so necessary to hold an audience. Was really terrific. So glad we went."

NOTE: Because of adult situations and language, this production is not recommended for young children.
October 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm
October 4, 11, 18 at 2:30 pm
Z. Alexander Looby Theater
Adults $15, Students & Seniors (60+) $12 
All seats $10 on Thursday evenings. October 8 is Pay What You Make an Hour Night – top price $10

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"Throws political satire into a pot with farce, serving it with a side dish of history" – Martin Brady, Nashville Scene
". . . a laugh riot with some timely food for thought." 
San Francisco Chronicle
"So many hysterical lines . . . you'd hardly finish laughing at one before the next hit you.
"The most tremendously entertaining civics lesson you're likely to see." 
Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect


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