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The Taming

Full Length, Comedy
3 women
Total Cast: 3, Unit set
ISBN-13: 978-1-62384-703-6

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
NOTE: This is the 3rd play in the Shakespeare Cycle, a series of contemporary comedies based on Shakespeare’s plays.

THE STORY: 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.