Playhouse @ Home presents: The Taming - Regional premiere

May 21, 2021 - May 30, 2021
May 21, 2021
May 28, 2021
The Taming - Playhouse @ Home


Girls have all the fun in this Lauren Gunderson political farce.  Inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, beauty pageant contestant Katherine aims to revolutionize the structure of American government.  To accomplish this, all she needs is help from a conservative senator’s aide and a bleeding-heart Internet blogger.  Let's lock all three in a hotel room and see what happens.

Ostrander Award-winner, Whitney Branan (Head Over Heels, Cabaret) directs a cast of talented female performers and design team.  Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Members Brooke Papritz (When We Get Good Again, 1984) and Kim Sanders (The Book of Will, Cabaret) play the roles of Katherine and Patricia.  Playhouse on the Square Associate Company Member, Haley Wilson (Schoolhouse Rock, Live!, Kinky Boots) returns to the Playhouse on the Square stage as Bianca.

An all female cast deserves to have its story told by an all female design team.  With the talents of Scenic Designer - Kiah Kayser, Lighting Designer - Haley Northington, and Costume Designer - Lindsay Schmelling; Playhouse on the Square has done just that. “One of the tenants to our mission is to tell the stories of our community and to do it in a way that is honest and representative.  Productions like The Taming, allow us the opportunity to highlight the work of our female actors and design team and we are really proud of that,” says Playhouse on the Square Director of Community Relations, Marcus Cox.



Katherine-Brooke Papritz

Bianca-Haley Wilson

Patricia-Kim Sanders


Production Team:

Director- Whitney Branan

Production Manager/Technical Director- Phillip Hughen

Stage Manager- Tessa Verner

Scenic Designer- Kiah Kayser

Lighting Designer- Haley Northington

Costume Designer- Lindsay Schmelling

Sound Designer- Whitney Branan

Video Designer- Amy Forester

Sound Engineer-Jason Eschhofen

Videography- Pedro Da Silva