Caltech Playreaders 68th Season: "The Taming" by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Arden Thomas
A hilarious political comedy that tries to bridge partisan division. After voting on election day, come out to watch this terrifically funny play that skewers the partisan political divide while offering a heart-felt plea for coming together as a country to actually listen to one another.
Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison -- what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this raucous play, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here's lookin' at you, America.
THE TAMING is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Admission is $3.00 for members of the Caltech Women's Club; $4.00 for all others. Light refreshments will be served after the reading.
To dine at the Athenaeum beforehand, call (626) 395-8204 for reservations. Plan to be seated by 5:30. You are welcome to join the Playreaders table.