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  - Paul - Goodreads

Compelling and interesting look at when a sports person "comes out" at the peak of their career - and the potential ramifications and consequences of this. Utterly engaging and memorable characters - particularly "Shane", which is an interesting and somewhat disturbing end to the play. Read full review

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"Democracy is lovely, but baseball's more mature." Read full review

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Page 5 - STORY premiered at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer; Mara Manus, Executive Director; Michael Hurst, Managing Director) in New York City, opening on December 10, 2003.

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Richard Greenberg is the author of "Take Me Out", "The Dazzle", "Everett Beekin" and several other plays. He is an associate artist at the South Coast Repertory and a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. He lives in New York City.

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