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.

Presented by WSC Avant Bard

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $35

Discount Tickets Available Artist and Arlington neighborhood discounts

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Box Office Phone: 710-418-4808

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/03/2016 - 12/11/2016
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 2:00pm7:30pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 12/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Jill Tighe Cathryn
Madeline Rose Burrows Bea
John Stange Daddy
Karen Lange Mama
Brendan Edward Kennedy Patrick
Production Personnel
Jonelle Walker
Angela Pirko
Costume Designer
Danielle Preston
Set Designer
Eric McMorris
Sound Designer
Mehdi Raoufi
Movement for plays
Danny Cackley (fight choreography)
Lighting Designer
E-hui Woo
Becky Mezzanotte, props
Christine Hirrel, dialect


Gunston Arts Center - Theater 2
2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

Getting There

  • Crystal City (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Pentagon (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Check website for bus and taxi information from Metro Stop


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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