Marin Shakespeare Company opens its 2016 season with Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson’s smart and funny "The Taming.” Amid the absurdity of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the timing is perfect for this modern political farce, which dishes up liberty, justice and comedy for all!
Determined to re-write the U.S. Constitution, beauty pageant contestant Miss Georgia barricades herself in a hotel room with an ultra conservative senator’s aid and liberal bleeding-heart blogger. The U.S. two-party system, its founding fathers and their ideals are examined and lampooned in this timely, all-female comedy. Tristan Cunningham, Monica Ho and Katie Rubin star as the madcap women in this provocative and hilarious political power-play directed by Robert Currier.
Performances are presented outdoors Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The amphitheater opens one hour prior to show time for picnicking. Audiences are encouraged to bring picnics or purchase snacks at the Theatre Cafe. Warm clothing, jackets and blankets are recommended for evening performances. Parking is free.
Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 4 p.m. Sundays.
Preview performances are $12 per person. "Pay Your Age" is offered to audience members between the ages of 26 and 34 when purchasing tickets at the Box Office on the day of any performance, with valid identification. Marin Shakespeare Company also offers those 65 and over half-price tickets at Senior Matinees and those ages 18 and under admitted free at Family Matinee performances.
Ages: "The Taming" contains adult language and content.