CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre will present Lauren Gunderson’s wild political comedy, “The Taming,” Feb. 15-18 on the Corvallis campus.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Withycombe Hall lab theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.

“The Taming” is a witty, fast-paced comedy that explores the intersections of history, gender, and the founding of the United States. The story, loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” features adult language and content.

The performance stars OSU students Lindsey Esch as Katherine, Nicole Moussa as Patricia, and Alessandra Ferriso as Bianca.

“The production is a funny and involved examination of what ‘patriotism’ means when fighting across party lines,” said Director and OSU Theatre student PJ Harris. “It’s a story of self-fulfillment, accepting change, and making the impossibilities of becoming complacent your platform for a brighter future.”

The production continues OSU’s 2017-18 season, “In the Public Eye,” which will also feature “Rhinoceros,” by Eugène Ionesco in March and “1984,” by George Orwell in May.

Tickets are $8 for general admission; $6 for seniors; $5 for youth/students; and $4 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at Contact the box office for disability accommodations and/or group ticket sales.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

Story By: 

Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, [email protected]


Elizabeth Helman, [email protected]

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