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Theatre students stage 'Take me Out'

Sept. 27, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University theatre students will stage seven performances of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play "Take me Out" Oct. 7-17 in Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Photo of WMU theatre students in Take me Out.Purchase tickets online

Performances of "Take me Out"
Williams Theatre

  • Thursday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m.

"Take me Out" delves into a locker room drama about the struggle a gay baseball star faces as he comes out of the closet. Hailed by the New York Times as "an all-American epiphany," it explores homophobia, class, racism and masculinity with unflinching honesty and compassionate comedy.

This production contains nudity, adult content and strong language.

Cast and creative team

Jay Berkow, associate professor of theatre, directs the all-student cast, which includes: Sean Buckley, Cornelius Davidson, Matt Felkey, Christopher Grazul, Joel Hoard, Michael Lopetrone, Ben Maters, Corey O'Brien-Pniewski, Bello Pizzimenti, Max Rasmussen and Joe Russell.

The creative team includes WMU students Ben Bauer, lighting designer; Malcolm Campbell, technical director; Julia Nichols, stage manager; Keith Roelfsema, sound designer; Jackie Soule, scenic designer; and Sara Tomaszewski, costume designer.


All seating for "Take me Out" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and WMU employees, and $5 for students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at wmutheatre.com, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

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Media contact: Emily Duguay, (269) 387-3227, emily.duguay@wmich.edu

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