Take Me Out

Take Me Out $14

Richard Greenberg

Published by Dramatists Play Service

0 Female

Set among the members of a New York baseball team, this focuses on Darren Leeming, a young iconic baseball star, living life large, male as can be, and envied by everyone

He calls a press conference and, without telling anyone what he is about to do, he 'comes out' to the waiting media

Take Me Out chronicles the fall-out as the ripples of his actions spread through the team, the media and across the nation Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he's gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone

It isn't. Friends, fans and teammates react with ambivalence, and when the slipping Empires call up the young phenom Shane Mungitt to close their games, the ambivalence turns to violence

Angry, lonely, guilt-ridden and confused, Darren finds some unlikely solace in the form of friendship with his new business manager, Mason Marzac - a brilliant but repressed guy, who, as everyone around him copes with disenchantment, blooms in the ecstatic discovery of baseball

Winner of the 2003 Tony Award

" what an enchanting and enchanted take on baseball Mr. Greenberg has createdpassionately personal and lyrically analytical. It's a sensibility that is so smart, raw and sincere all at once that you may find tears in your eyesan unconditional, all-American epiphanyto cherish" - NY Times

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