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Past Production

The Taming

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Marissa Wolf+
Oct 3–Oct 26
World Premiere and CFT Matchbox Commission
Venue: The Thick House

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What happens when a conservative senatorial aid, a liberal political activist, and a newly-crowned Miss Georgia walk into a bar? The results are hilarious, but this play is no joke. Premiering this October, Lauren Gunderson’s THE TAMING takes on America’s overheated political rhetoric, some surprising truths about our founding fathers, and the passions of three slightly insane women who just might be revolutionary geniuses.

Featuring: Marilet Martinez, Marilee Talkington*+, Kathryn Zdan

Scenic Design: Mikko Uesugi

Light Design: Stephanie Buchner+

Costume Design: Miyuki Bierlein

Sound Design: Madeleine Oldham

Props Design: Devon Labelle

Dramaturg: Laura Brueckner+

Research Dramaturg: Alicia Coombes

Assistant Director: Lexie Papedo

Production Manager: Stephanie Alyson Henderson+

Technical Director: Anne Kendall

Stage Manager: Mina Sohaa Smith+

Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah Westbrook

Master Electrician: Sarina Renteria



“a laught riot with some timely food for thought.” Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle

“thought provoking and laugh-out-loud funny” Chad Jones, Theater Dogs

“hilarious, with a priceless collection of ludicrously deluded but powerful personalities crammed into one tiny space….screamingly funny…It’s the most tremendously entertaining civics lesson you’re likely to see.” Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect