Katherine (the hilarious and extremely expressive Nissa Nordland) is an uber-patriotic beauty pageant contestant who wants to rewrite the constitution. And the thing is, she doesn't sound crazy. Shouldn't a document written centuries ago by men who couldn't even imagine the world as we know it today be given a second look? Katherine goes to extreme measures to accomplish this task, kidnapping a Republican senator's aide (Julie Ann Greif) and an animal rights activist (Kelsey Cramer) to bridge the gap between the parties and make some improvements in the way things are done.
|Kelsey Cramer, Nissa Nordland, and|
Julie Ann Greif (photo by Heather Dehn)
I had never been to SteppingStone Theatre, the historic building off Summit and Victoria in St. Paul. It's a great choice for this play; the stage under the quaint arch lends itself well to the pageant theme.
The clever, funny, and topical The Taming continues through September 24.