UF Theatre Program to Take on “The Taming” for Season Opener
The University of Findlay Theatre Program will be presenting “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, American playwright, as their 2015-2016 season opener.
“The Taming” will be shown on Sept. 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m in The University of Findlay’s Egner Center for the Performing Arts, John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre.
Tickets for the performances may be purchased in person at the UF Box Office in the Alumni Memorial Union, by calling the Box Office at 419-434-5335 or at the door. General admission for the community will cost $5, and students and senior citizens may purchase tickets for $3. The performance is free for all UF faculty, staff and students. “The Taming” contains strong language and may not be suitable for children.
“The Taming” is a 2013 satirical political comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” This all-female play revolves around beauty pageant contestant Katherine who has the political desire to revolutionize the American government. She locks herself in a hotel room with an ultra-conservative senator’s aide, Patricia, and unscrupulous liberal blogger, Bianca, with hopes of doing just that. “The Taming” provides viewers with a look back to 1787 and shows us why compromise between both political sides was both a positive and negative necessity.
The play will be directed by Tory Matsos, Adjunct Instructor of Theatre, and will star Abigail Land as Katherine, Allison Dilbone as Bianca and Abbey Bumbledare as Patricia.
For more information about UF Theatre or the upcoming performances of “The Taming,” contact Christopher Matsos, assistant professor of theatre, at 419-434-4562 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.