Performance Dates

Avant Bard presents a world premiere by one of DC’s most provocative young playwrights—an explosive domestic drama set in Texas in the 1960s. A wildly creative and spirited young poet named Cat returns to her hometown grieving the suicide of her lesbian lover. Her religious parents are dead-set on forcing her to submit and conform. They hire a firebrand youth minister named Patrick try to tame her—but Cat fights back. A rejoinder to The Taming of the Shrew from a woman's point of view, TAME. is every bit as epic, comic, and darkly erotic as the Shakespeare play that provoked it.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Fight Choreographer
Becky Mezzanotte, props
Christine Hirrel, dialect