Take Me Out

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 2004 - Drama - 69 pages
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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 Post"
Darren 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 sexuality--and 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 Mungitt--from 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 will move to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in February 2003.

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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

"I've been watching baseball nonstop since the day I was told you were coming to me. And at first it was a chore. I understood nothing. I couldn't tell one player from another. And then I could. And ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Wright - Goodreads

Recently saw this play for the second time on stage so took the opportunity to finally read it. It is well written and offers a different take on the "coming out" experience. Read full review

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Richard Greenberg has enjoyed a prolific career as a director of feature films, short films, episodic television, commercials, title sequences, trailers and special effects sequences. Most recently he helmed an additional sequence for Tomb Raider, as well as the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's A.I. and the title sequence for Mission: Impossible 2. Greenberg made his feature debut with Little Monsters, starring Howie Mandel and Fred Savage, and also directed the award-winning short Stop, television episodes for such series as "Tales From the Crypt" and the documentary short Beauvis Cathedral: Architecture of Transcendence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His title sequences are legendary and include the Superman and Lethal Weapon series, The Matrix, Independence Day, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Seven. In addition, Greenberg was special effects director on The Last Action Hero and The Devil's Advocate and earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on Predator. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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