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Play: “Take Me Out” @ 12th Avenue Arts
June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019
One event on May 23, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on June 3, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on June 2, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on June 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on June 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on June 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
Is baseball ready for an openly gay superstar?
“Take Me Out” explores what happens when a superstar player on a major-league baseball team announces that he is gay. What outfielder Darren Lemming receives is disarming—and often hilarious—candor from his teammates, manager, and agent. Setting his play entirely in the team’s clubhouse and shower, playwright Richard Greenberg traps a dozen (often naked) men in one room with their most intimate thoughts and no place to hide.
Enter into this sheltered atmosphere a mid-season roster addition from outside the team’s familial bubble. A rookie relief pitcher’s unfiltered television interview opens a locker of complicated insights about masculinity, democracy, race, and identity for the twenty-first century.
Artistic Director Greg Carter (“Our Town”, “Frost/Nixon”) directs Greenberg’s sharp contrast of disillusionment and community. “Take Me Out” was the winner of the 2003 Tony Award.
Nicholas Japaul Bernard
Tony Magaña Jr
This show contains nudity and sexual language and situations.