Take Me Out: A Play

By | October 15, 2019
Take Me Out: A Play Author Richard Greenberg
ISBN-10 0571211186
ISBN-13 9780571211180
Year 2003-08-06
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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A funny and troubling look at athletes and identity Take Me Out is a dynamic involving play Donald Lyons New York PostDarren Lemming is the star center fielder for the champion New York Empires An extraordinary athlete he fills both his fans and his teammates with awe at his abilities and his presence on the field and off When he makes the matter of fact announcement that he s gay he throws his team into turmoil and confusion while he also emboldens his closeted accountant Mason Marzac to come to terms with his own sexualityand to fully experience the pure joy of watching great athletes play a sport as well as it can be played But Darren s announcement brings to the fore the confused and twisted hostilities of the Empires brilliantly talented but deeply racist and homophobic pitcher Shane Mungittfrom whose rage tragic consequences ensue The American premiere of Take Me Out took place at the Public Theater in New York City in September 2002 It later moved to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in February 2003

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