As a company that enjoys producing both “classic” and “creative” conceptions of Shakespeare plays, we have had many discussions about casting as it relates to gender. Should be done all over the U.S.! But, is it possible our differences can actually make us stronger? Title: The Taming; Author: Lauren Gunderson; ISBN: null; Page: 179; Format: Paperback; Comments. Some audience members showed up expecting to see The Taming of the Shrew and were disappointed. Katie Rubin’s Patricia (and James Madison) and Monica Ho’s Bianca (and South Carolina Gov. A brilliant play about American politics, told by three women in an engaging play. Pack a picnic dinner (don’t forget the wine) and head over to the Marin Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘The Taming.’ Director Robert Currier has spun the comedy into high-octane performance, directing a talented trio of women actors, who never let up their energy or abandon humor during the play’s descent into even deeper levels of absurdity. Lauren Gunderson can and during this election year it’s fun to watch three talented women explore and celebrate America and Americana…’The Taming’, cheekily and snappily directed by the inimitable Robert Currier, is one hysterical history lesson. Click to Replay. The farcical exaggeration of political positions makes its point, but things are often so extreme and emblematic that the satire can feel like it’s missing the mark: Katherine speaks and behaves in a way that beauty queens haven’t in decades, Patricia is puzzled by Bianca’s addiction to social media in a way that no savvy political conservative would be nowadays, and Bianca’s devotion to the panda shrew and other micro-causes is so ludicrous as to seem like a satire of nothing other than someone’s conception of what a liberal is like. (The play is miles away from the quiet, intimate mystery of Gunderson’s I and You, which had a strong production at Aurora Theatre in 2016). So smart, funny, and relevant (also based on Shakespeare, kind of). The situations are cartoonish, but the dialogue clever and whipsmart, an unusual combination. I think Lauren Gunderson thinks so. I love this script like a warm Georgia peach cobbler fresh from the oven, and let me tell you — I love peach cobbler. The situations are cartoonish, but the dialogue clever and whipsmart, an unusual combination. Shakespeare, of course, wrote only for men — even Juliet, Rosalind and Cleopatra were originally played by male actors. However, the play, “The Taming,” by Lauren Gunderson is also a funny, fundamentally sound and sane look at the insanity of American politics in this and other centuries. Unexpected and superb!” Mitchell Field, The Field Trip, “Marin Shakespeare Company has chosen to open its 27th season not with a work by the Bard himself, but instead to turn to local playwright Lauren Gunderson for a work that is ostensibly inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew….there is some terrific fun with the red, white and blue jingoism of pageant life, with colorful costumes courtesy of Tammy Berlin.” Patrick Thomas, Two On the Aisle, “Given the absurdity of this summer’s Presidential race, Marin Shakespeare offers ‘The Taming,’ a wacky fantasy offering comic relief to our current cultural chaos. “Feeling depressed, confused, frustrated by the 2016 Presidential campaign? The play probably won’t divide viewers based on any particular political stance–it seems pretty even-handed in its cuttingness–but it may divide audiences based on its unusual tone. Review: Lauren Gunderson’s “The Taming” takes an irreverent (and decidedly witty) aim at our political divide. Starting from scratch by rewriting the Constitution, she’s decided, is the only way to correct the mess we’re in. Keyword: women, LGBTQ, History, American history, Founding Fathers, liberal, conservative, Lesbian, feminism. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published None. Valerie Weak (a Marin Shakespeare alum) created the Counting Actors Project through Works by Women San Francisco which holds our theatre community accountable (literally) for the numbers of female actors, playwrights and directors on our stages. It’s smart, silly nonsense, which is an achievement in and of itself.” Steven Murray, For All Events, “Gunderson’s playfully ornate language is fresh and funny throughout.Tristan Cunningham radiates charisma as the ever-smiling Miss Georgia…bits of excess are enjoyable in their own right, such as the addition of a silent chorus of other pageant contestants in what’s otherwise a three-person play…the time-traveling Founding Fathers fantasy sequence that seems to come out of nowhere but is an awful lot of fun.” Sam Hurwitt, Marin Independent Journal, ” ‘The Taming,’ Lauren Gunderson’s raucous comedy, presently on the boards at the Marin Shakespeare Company…a wonder, a delight, an all-female, very contemporary political farce that pulls out all the stops… a magical evening, a jaw-dropping event, an original.” Marcy Solomon, Words on Theater, “…cosmic benevolence goes to the Marin Shakespeare Company for its timely release of Lauren Gunderson’s comedy, ‘The Taming’ …it benefited from a confluence of news making events. The cast of The Taming consists of three American women all bent on making America a better place from their disparate points of view:           Pat – a right-wing Republican Senator’s aide           Bianca – a left-wing animal rights tweeter           Katherine – a beauty pageant queen, Miss Georgia, vying to become Miss America with a constitutional agenda. Politics have become such an unpleasant and dispiriting subject; there’s a lot to praise in a play where the feeling is fast, witty, incisive, informative, thought-provoking and — dare I say it — fun. I missed this play in Marin so it was lovely to get to read it in the July/August 2014 issue of "American Theatre". Lauren also gave us permission to add our Intern actors as a chorus of beauty pageant contestants to help with scene changes originally written to be performed in blackouts (not possible in an outdoor theatre). In the play, which takes its title and characters’ names (if little else) from Shakespeare’s famous comedy The Taming of the Shrew, Katherine (Caroline Arapoglou) is an extremely driven, somewhat misguided beauty pageant queen who wants her social platform segment in the upcoming Miss America contest to go far beyond the usual patriotic platitudes. Then I have the antidote for you! Genre: comedy, farce. Still, the play’s sustained sense of energetic, exasperated, but distantly hopeful satire is memorable and ultimately winning. Be the first to ask a question about The Taming. But for most, Lauren’s play was timely if not prescient, informative and funny, and definitely thought-provoking. Her play, "The Taming" was one of the best plays I saw in 2013. Directed by Marlena Lustik. Lauren Gunderson is great. When placing politics on the stage nowadays, absurdism and farce seem the best, if not the only possible, approach. (The play is miles away from the quiet, intimate mystery of Gunderson’s. Katie Rubin as Patricia is reminiscent of a manic C. J. Cregg, from ‘West Wing,’ and Tristan Cunningham as Katherine is already in charge of every scene, from her first declaration of ‘Bless your heart,’ to the moment she gets the Miss America crown.” Rosine Reynolds – The Ark, © Marin Shakespeare Company 415.499.4488 Forest Meadows Amphitheatre 890 Belle Ave. San Rafael, CA, 94901, Pat – a right-wing Republican Senator’s aide, Bianca – a left-wing animal rights tweeter. Director Suehyla El-Attar, correctly I think, keeps the speed fast and the volume at 11, so to speak. Part of the fun of the play derives from Gunderson’s skill at withholding and slowly revealing information; we get our bearings along with the lead characters, who awaken in bizarre circumstances. They, too, spouted Gunderson’s crisp, clever dialogue with acumen, talent and well-honed comedic chops. September 25th-November 1st Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM | Saturday & Sunday 3:00 PM Tweeting, politics, and undying giddiness for James Madison-what else could you expect to find at a “Miss America pageant? [PDF] ↠ Free Download à The Taming : by Lauren Gunderson Jul 01, 2020 - 08:03 AM By Lauren Gunderson. To begin, she has to get the two opposing, deadlocked sides of American politics to speak with each other; the only way to do that in this environment, she’s decided, is to drug and kidnap a representative from each side of the political divide and to lock them in a hotel room until they can compromise on a new version of the Constitution that can correct our busted system. The sense of farcical extremity may grate those who aren’t tuned into its wavelength, but in the end, most viewers showing up at the theater will find the comic relief welcome. Andrew AlexanderCaroline ArapoglouJimmica CollinsKelly CrissLauren GundersonSuehyla El-AttarSynchronicity TheatreThe Taming, For advertising, email Jordan Neal at jordan@artsatl.org or call 678-427-5389, When placing politics on the stage nowadays, absurdism and farce seem the best, if not the only possible, approach. Refresh and try again. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. By Lauren Gunderson. , Katherine (Caroline Arapoglou) is an extremely driven, somewhat misguided beauty pageant queen who wants her social platform segment in the upcoming Miss America contest to go far beyond the usual patriotic platitudes. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Written for three women and produced by a company that has always featured strong, vital actresses, the show introduces three players who are making their company debuts in this work. The play probably won’t divide viewers based on any particular political stance–it seems pretty even-handed in its cuttingness–but it may divide audiences based on its unusual tone. And I like the playful spacing of words that Gunderson uses to help communicate the pacing and emphasis. A brilliant play about American politics, told by three women in an engaging play. Charles Cotesworth Pinkney) weren’t far behind. Keyword: women, LGBTQ + 7 more. Lauren Gunderson is the most produced living playwright in America of 2016 and 2017, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company.

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