by Lauren Gunderson
“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. “
Aspie Works teams with the Pandemic Play Reading Series for a one-night-only reunion of Lauren Gunderson’s THE TAMING, from 2019.
Patricia – Amanda McFaul
Katherine – Katharine Sanford
Bianca – Katie Keating
Narrators (and other characters): Andrea Daszkiewicz and Jacqueline Moe