Last Chance to See “Take Me Out” TONIGHT!

photo by Elai Gacad

photo by Elai Gacad

TONIGHT, 31 January at 8pm, is your FINAL CHANCE to catch the critically-acclaimed production of “Take Me Out” here in Singapore! Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us at the Alliance Francaise Theatre (1 Sarkies Rd, Singapore 258130, near Newton MRT station). Don’t miss the show that has been hailed as “excellent and extremely bold,” “robustly satisfying,” “pleasurably intense,” and “a solid win”! Tickets are available at SISTIC and at the door!

I am very proud to have been a part of this production, and it would mean a lot to everyone in the cast and crew if we had a packed house for our final show! And as most people in the theatre know, the last show is usually bursting with emotion, so as if this play wasn’t emotional enough, we’re sure to pack in even more in this final performance.

“Take Me Out” stars  Juan Jackson as Darren Lemming, Hayden Tee as Mason Marzac, Tim Garner as Kippy Sunderstrom, Chris Bucko as Shane Mungitt, Paul Lucas as Skipper, Seth Adams as Toddy Koovitz, Kynan Francis as Jason Chenier, Johnny James as Davey Battle, Ren Robles as Rodriguez, Jejie Esguerra as Martinez, and Hiro Mizuhara as Takeshi Kawabata.“Take Me Out” is directed by Paul Lucas and produced by Tim Garner Productions.

Darren Lemming, the star centre 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.