Another good review for Take Me Out, this time from the Sun Gazette.
The Dominion production benefits from strong casting, starting with Jivon Lee Jackson, who holds his own with the difficult role of Darren. He made the character real, no easy feat given its complexity…Richard Isaacs also is strong as Kippy, who also serves as narrator of the piece. And Jimmy Hennigan rounds out a trio of solid performances as the new pitcher who starts out as a caricature of a dimwitted hick but, as the story unfolds, gains depth and audience sympathy…Tom Flatt rounds out the central cast as the nebbishy accountant assigned to handle Darren’s money, who suddenly finds himself one of the ballplayer’s few confidants. Flatt works well in comic relief, as is intended for his character.
Kippy and Darren want to know more about Shane Mungitt.
“…We’re wondering who you ARE, Shane.”— with Richard Isaacs, Jimmy Hennigan, Jivon Lee Jackson and David Austin.
Mason and Darren goof around after the final World Series game.
“We’ll get photographed together, splashed over all the tabloids.”— with Tom Flatt and Jivon Lee Jackson.
Take Me Out
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Matthew Randall
Produced by William D. Parker
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.
Like a good ball game, Take Me Out offers the fans a winning combination of drama and suspense, memorable personalities (and physiques), and occasional agony alternating with bouts of exhilaration. True to Dominion Stage’s mission to remain “Anything But Predictable” this entertaining production is the perfect opportunity to take someone out.
NOTE: The production includes male nudity, strong language and adult situations.
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct 21 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 22 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. So make sure you visit the Dominion Stage website to buy your tickets now!Share This Post:Close Bookmark and Share This Page