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Take Me Out

Take Me Out

Take Me Out

By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Jonathan Courtemanche

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March 26-27, 30-April 2 at 7:30pm
April 3 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre


Synopsis

This production contains mature content including full male nudity.

"Extravagantly smart, touching and engrossing…as eloquently verbal as it is delightfully physical." —Newsday

M.F.A. student of Directing Jonathan Courtemanche makes his directorial debut at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center with Take Me Out, another Tony Award-winner for Best Play. Take Me Out goes off the field and into the clubhouse to expose a world of humor, relationships, hidden identities, problems, and prejudices. The star center fielder for the champion New York Empires is an extraordinary athlete who fills both his fans and his teammates with awe both on and off the field. His matter-of-fact announcement that he’s gay throws his team into turmoil, emboldens his repressed business manager to come to terms with his own sexuality, and brings out the confused and twisted hostilities of the team’s brilliantly talented but deeply racist and homophobic pitcher. The Washington Post calls Take Me Out:"A lyrical valentine to the national pastime," and Newsday hails it as: "Extravagantly smart, touching and engrossing … An enormously enjoyable work."

Cast

Joseph Arellano (Rodriguez)

Adrian Burks (Davey Battle)

Taylor Crousore (Shane Mungitt)

Jeremy Frankenthal (William R. Danziger

Kyle Hendricks (Toddy Koovitz)

Dominic Lim (Takeshi Kawabata)

Kelly Lusk (The Skipper)

Henry A. McDaniel III (Kippy Sunderstrom)

Sam Platt (Martinez)

Neil Unger (Jason Chenier)

Neal Utterback (Mason Marzac)

Jaysen Wright (Darren Lemming)


Production Team

Jonathan Courtemanche (Director)

Nick Passafiume (Scenic Designer)

Jason Orlenko (Costume Designer)

Abby Wells (Lighting Designer)

Liz Replogle (Sound Designer)

Mollie Albert (Stage Manager)

I. Christoper Berg (Technical Director)

Jake Wiener (Assistant Stage Manager)

Adam Noble (Movement Coach/Combat Choreographer)

Nancy Lipschultz (Voice and Speech Coach)