Thursday, November 19, 2009

What Alternate Universe Are We In When the Heights Players Puts On a Gay-Themed Nude Play?

We absolutely love the Heights Players, Brooklyn's beloved little community theater. But generally we associate their compact stage with retellings of the classics and rip-roaring musicals.

They really pack that tiny hall with singers and dancers and we sure feel like we've seen a Broadway show when it's over. (The seats are so close to the stage we actually feel like we've been in a Broadway show when it's over.)

We don't associate the Heights Players, however, with Take Me Out, the bawdy, all-male, gay-themed show that's guaranteed to open the eyes of those in the front row.

“The nudity is going to be everywhere,” says director Fabio Taliercio in a Brooklyn Eagle article entitled "Letting It All Hang Out."

Goodness. It's going to be awfully friendly in there.

What will the sleepy matinee crowd think about this? More here.

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bj said...

I'm in. Front row please.

Anonymous said...

Hope you don't get poked in the eye.

Fabio Taliercio said...


REVIEWFIX.COM: "In Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated, “Take Me Out,” those very same forces of good are but caricatured inversions of their traditional, esoteric worth, as is often the case outside of fiction. In the Heights Players’ 2010 revival, brilliantly directed by Fabio Taliercio, they are wrought with havoc and meaning, tragedy, hope and – most of all – humanity, ultimately proving that perhaps the road to Hell is truly paved with good intentions, as the time-honored adage claims."

OFFOFFONLINE.COM: "And yet even though it went on to nab the Tony for Best Play and land on the Pulitzer shortlist, Greenberg’s signature piece was not a flawless work. Greenberg’s themes in Out are as abundant as they are passionate, but it runs the risk of feeling like a polemic. Fortunately, director Fabio Taliercio manages to navigate past many of these hurdles in his deeply perceptive production of the show, presented by Brooklyn’s Heights Players. He focuses on the people behind the ideas, and makes the best of an extremely talented ensemble."

Come out and see The Heights Players' production of the Tony Award winning play "Take Me Out" by Richard Greenberg.

Directed by Fabio Taliercio and set design by Carl Tallent.

Tickets are only $15 ($13 for Seniors)
Only 3 Performances left and filling up quickly!

Showtimes are 22nd and 23rd @ 8pm and January 24th @ 2pm

Please note that this production of Take Me Out does include Male Nudity and strong language and is not intended for children or audiences that are easily offended.

Synopsis: 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. 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.

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