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Special Preview - Thursday, April 16 7:30;
Opening Night, Friday, April 17;
IN CURRENT PRODUCTION
Island Theatre at Your House (YoHo)
May 16, 6:00 pm
Island Theatre at Your House presents:
Take Me Out
by Richard Greenberg
Hosts: Elizabeth and Scott Coplan
Take Me Out, Richard Greenberg's 2002 Broadway hit, explores with humor and compassion what might happen if a player on a major league baseball team were to announce that he is gay. Greenberg brings out many attitudes toward homosexuality by drawing his main character as a very specific, unique individual. Darren Lemming is the star player who has led his team to win two Worlds Series in a row. He comes from a middle-class, biracial family but has never faced any sort of racial prejudice. He is the ideal ballplayer on the ideal team, until the day he decides to announce his sexual orientation to his team: then his relationships change with his coach; his teammates; his new business manager, who is gay; his best friend, who is devoutly religious; and especially with the homophobic pitcher recently up from the minors, who refers to Lemming by using an offensive slur during an interview. The play is full of insights about baseball, masculinity, and identity in the twenty-first century.