Take Me Out
TAKE ME OUT
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. This show contains nudity and sexual language and situations.
Richard Greenberg is the author of The Violet Hour, The Dazzle, and Three Days of Rain, among many other plays. He received the Oppenheimer Award for a new playwright as well as the first PEN/Laura Pels Award for a playwright in mid-career. He is an associate artist at South Coast Repertory and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater.
Take Me Out was the winner of the 2003 Tony Award.
Nicholas Japaul Bernard
Tony Magaña Jr
Stage Managed by
"what an enchanting and enchanted take on baseball Mr Greenberg has created
passionately personal and lyrically analytical. It's a sensibility that is so smart,
raw and sincere all at once that you may find tears in your eyes; an unconditional,
all-American epiphany to cherish."
New York Times
"a heady, heartfelt and enormously appealing romance. Perhaps never in my
theatergoing experience have I experienced such an overwhelming and
spontaneous surge of affection sent across the footlights."
About Strawberry Theatre Workshop
Founded in 2004 by Greg Carter, Strawberry Theatre Workshop is a professional theatre company dedicated to socially engaged work of the highest caliber. Strawshop is a Stranger Genius Award winner, a six-time Seattle Times Footlight Award winner, and the only company to be nominated for a TPS Gregory Award for Outstanding Production four years in a row (2009-12). Known for its critically acclaimed productions of Our Town, The Normal Heart, Breaking the Code, The Elephant Man, Proof and The Laramie Project, Strawshop is anchored in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Strawshop is one of three resident companies in the new 12th Ave Arts building, which opened on Capitol Hill in 2015.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop is committed to the idea that the theatre is the people's place of aspiration, and that any voice from the stage is translated exponentially into conversations at coffee shops, bus stops, classrooms, and play fields. Strawshop is dedicated to the idea of ensemble, in the broadest sense of the word. Our ensemble does not only mean a resident company of workers, but a collective that includes our work, our audience, and our neighborhood. This is an activist stance. To be a good neighbor is to be a relevant neighbor, a responsible neighbor, and a vocal neighbor.
Title: Take Me Out
Previews: Thu-Fri May 23-24, 2019
Opens: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Plays: Fri-Sat and Mon at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2:00 pm
NO PERFORMANCE MONDAY MAY 27
Venue: Mainstage Theatre at 12th Ave Arts
Address: 1620 12th Ave, Capitol Hill, Seattle
Ticket Prices: $36 General, $24 Mondays
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