Hub Theatre Company Of Boston Presents Lauren Gunderson's THE TAMING

Hub Theatre Company Of Boston Presents Lauren Gunderson's THE TAMINGHub Theatre Company of Boston will continue its sixth season with the Boston premiere of the politically-charged comedy The Taming by Lauren Gunderson at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave. in Boston's Back Bay Friday, July13 through Saturday, July 28, 2018. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. All tickets to all performances are "Pay-What-You-Can." A voter registration drive will be held in conjunction with this production and voter registration forms will be available at each performance. For tickets and more information visit www.hubtheatreboston.org

A beauty queen, a right-wing politician and a liberal activist are locked in a hotel room on the eve of the Miss America pageant - what could possibly go wrong?

Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Lauren Gunderson's The Taming is a hilarious political farce in which Miss America hopeful Katherine has political ambitions as big as her hair! All she needs to transform the government is the help of one conservative senior staffer on the cusp of a career breakthrough, one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause, and a bit of constitutional know-how from our Founding Fathers. In the hands of these three powerful and powerfully funny ladies, the Constitution is in for a major makeover!

Juliet Bowler (Elliot Norton and IRNE award winner) directs three of Boston's funniest actors: Sarah J. Mann, Katie Grindeland, and Lauren Elias (IRNE award nominee), in this satirical skewering of American politics that will leave folks from both sides of the aisle rolling in it!

Lauren Gunderson, a playwright, author, and screenwriter was named the most produced playwright in America for the 2017-2018 season. She was the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award, the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award. Her works, including The Revolutionists, Emilie, Silent Sky, I and You, and Exit, Pursued by a Bear have been commissioned and produced at companies including The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The O'Neill, and many more. She co-authored Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with Margot Melcon, which was one of the most produced plays in America in 2017. In a 2016 press release about The Taming, Gunderson said she wrote the play "to unpack the deep frustration of a divided and obstructionist patriarchy... to laugh with the painful truth about extremism on both sides, to toy with our country's history and wrestle with its foundational imperfections, and to make manifest a dream of reason and understanding prevailing in America."

Founded in 2012, Hub Theater Company of Boston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional non-Equity theatre company committed to creating entertaining, captivating, socially aware and emotionally engaging theatre in intimate settings. In the interest of cultivating a diverse audience and breaking down barriers between audiences and art, all tickets to all performances are Pay-What-You-Can. For tickets and information please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org

The Taming by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Juliet Bowler, presented by Hub Theatre Company of Boston, Friday, July 13 through Saturday July 28 at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and may be purchased at https://hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com Come see join us and help get out the vote!

For more information: www.hubtheatreboston.org



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