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NOMINATED! 2017 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Play or Musical Adaptation
Anahuac, Texas. 1960. Cathryn has returned home after a life-altering tragedy sees her expelled from college. Concerned by her self-destructive behavior, her family brings in Patrick Vacus, a fiery young minister, to change her ways. A feminist response to William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Learn more about  TAME. on the New Play Exchange.

WSC AVANT BARD - ARLINGTON, VA - FALL 2016

dir. Angela Kay Pirko

Reviews

"Vivid, artfully unnerving ... Ingeniously crafted, right up to its shocker ending, TAME. echoes Shakespeare while also depicting distinctive characters locked in a psychologically plausible battle of modern values and ideas."

 

 

"Vivid, artfully unnerving ... Ingeniously crafted, right up to its shocker ending, TAME. echoes Shakespeare while also depicting distinctive characters locked in a psychologically plausible battle of modern values and ideas. "

 

 

- Celia Wren, THE WASHINGTON POST

"I’d give playwright Jonelle Walker a place among a great like [Flannery] O’Connor .... her finely tuned work delves into the human psyche, small town America, sexism, and religion like a hot iron on a cold day."

 

 

"[A] fascinating, immersive, and sometimes savage look at a woman finding her voice .... TAME. is a feat of storytelling and spectacle that reminded me how invigorating and piercingly relevant theatre can be."

 

 

- Norah Dick, MARYLAND THEATRE GUIDE

"Walker knows her away around deeply caustic, self-destructive voices .... TAME. is bracing, cruel, and rebellious."

 

 

- David Siegel, DC METRO THEATRE ARTS