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The Taming, by Lauren Gunderson


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With a burst of patriotic song and covered in American flags, Miss Katherine Chelsea Hartford from the gorgeous state of Georgia vows to become the next Miss America and make her momma proud. Silverthorne Theater’s production of Lauren Gunderson’s The Taming promises audiences a hilarious romp through the contemporary, past and future corridors of power.

Under the direction of Mary Corinne Miller, The Taming opens on Friday October 21, in The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main Street, Greenfield MA. Evening performances at 7:30 pm are scheduled for October 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, with 3:00 pm matinees on October 22, 23, and 29. Tickets are on sale at EventBrite.com. The venue is handicapped accessible. In keeping with now standard live theater practice, audience members are asked to wear masks to prevent the spread of the Covid 19 virus.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, beauty pageant contestant Katherine (Tahmie Der) has aspirations beyond the sash and crown – but she needs the help of an ultra-conservative Senator’s aide Pat (Stephanie Carlson*) and ultra-liberal eco-terrorist Bianca (Tracy Einstein). It takes a trip back to 1770 for Kate to find an unexpected compromise that is timely and fresh.

Technical Director John Iverson heads a design/technical staff that includes Sharon Weyers (Stage Manager), Olivia Barry (Assistant Director/Dramaturg), and Christina Beam (Costume Designer). Iverson designs sets, lighting and sound; Heather Tower and Lucinda Kidder share Producer responsibilities.

Event Details

Date & Time: October 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Event Cost: $20 – $25
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Event Venue

Venue Name: Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States