Photo Flash: Plays and Players Present TAKE ME OUT
Plays & Players, Center City Philadelphia's longest continually operated theater will present the Tony Award Winning play "Take Me Out" written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Daniel Student.
Set in the world of professional baseball, "Take Me Out" looks at America's National Pastime. How it is forever altered as Darren Lemmings, star of the New York Empires, comes out of the closet to his team, his friends, and to the public at large. As his deeply racist and homophobic teammate, Shane Mungitt, grows incensed by the news, Darren's gay financial manager, Mason Marzac, finds a new hero, and the other players see their locker room in a whole new light, the only person who seems unaffected is Darren himself. The drama of the season unfolds on and off the field, with tragic results."Take Me Out" was the recipient of the Tony Award for Best Play 2003 and was nominated for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It played 383 performances on Broadway. Featured in the show are Chuck DeLong, Bill Egan, Sam Han, Gerard Joseph, Joe Matyas, David Mason, TEd Powell, Jerry Rudasill, Dan Sanchez, Ryan Walter, and Peter Zielinski
Performances are March 11 - 27, 2010. Showtime for Thursday-Saturdays performances are 8:00 pm. Sundays performances are at 4:00 pm. March 11th and 12th are special preview performances, and all regular priced tickets are $5 off.Following performances on March 12, 19 and 20 audience members are invited to a new play festival "Peanuts and Cracker Jacks" which will feature baseball themed plays Tickets are $10 or free with your Take Me Out ticket stubTickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door for adults, $15 student rush (one half hour before curtain), and $10 for groups of 10 or more. All performances will be given in Plays & Players Main Stage at 1714 Delancey Place (between Spruce & Pine Streets). Tickets may be purchased at www.playsandplayers.org or by calling (800) 595-4TIX. For additional information call the theatre at (215) 735-0630.Take Me Out contains adult language and brief nudity
Photo credit: Tom Ryan
TEd Powell, Gerard Joseph and Bill Egan
Joseph Nevin, Peter Zielinski, TEd Powell, Gerard Joseph, Bill Egan and Daniel Student