The Taming by Lauren Gunderson opens Shakespeare and Company’s season on May 27. It runs until July 30 at the Elayne Bernstein Theatre, alternating performances with other plays at that theatre. A ninety minute comedy, it has characters with the same names as some in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. However, this is a contemporary, political play in which Bianca and Catherine are arguing about other matters than marriage. In this political season, audiences can use some laughter that doesn’t come directly from the current political campaigns.
Bob and I had the pleasure of talking with the three actresses in the play as well as the director Nicole Ricciardi. Knowing that Nicole brings a deft hand to directing, we look forward to the machinations of three strong women with different political views and goals.