Schuyler Yancey stars as Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the fictional, world champion New York Empires. According to TheaterWorks, Lemming is "so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he’s gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted. It isn't." Thus begins the drama. "With both humor and hard-hitting questions about masculinity, sexuality, and race, Take Me Out hits a home run that invariably delights baseball fans and theater-goers alike!"
Take Me Out has won Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, and is currently produced regionally across the country. The production at Hartford's TheaterWorks began performances Oct. 12 and runs through Dec. 3 with no show on Thanksgiving.
At Left (From Top): Schuyler Yancey as star baseball player Darren Lemming; Dan Whelton as Jason Chenier.
Below: Schuyler Yancey, Matt Montelongo, Michael Balsley, Dan Whelton, Tim Altmeyer, Anthony Gallagher and JJ Perez.
photos by Lanny Nagler