“The Taming,” a funny, wordy, irrationally hopeful play, kicks off the theater season at Edgewood College. It runs Sept. 13-21 in the Diane Ballweg Theatre, a black box stage in The Stream, and stars three talented, hard-working sophomores. 

“Neither viewpoint is immune in this play,” said guest director Jake Penner. “Both sides of the aisle have their representative in the story and I think Lauren (Gunderson) has made it very clear that neither is perfect. ... You find her arguing both sides, and you have the third character standing between them saying, ‘Both of you are wrong. We need to find a new way entirely.’”