Monday, 13 January 2014

Take Me Out


Take Me Out is a play that I would not have expected to be produced and performed in Singapore.

It covers something close to everyone's heart - tolerance, inclusion and acceptance of everyone no matter the background. The dialogue is brilliant, it is insightful yet funny and the actors played their characters brilliantly. The 2002 play by Richard Greenberg won the 2003 Tony Awards for Best Play.

The play is set in the locker room of a professional baseball team, and has an all-male cast with great physique that we will expect of a professional baseball team. The Tim Garner Productions of Take Me Out features Juan Jackson (whom I last saw in Next to Normal), Hayden Tee, Chris Bucko, Johnny James, Paul Lucas (who is also the director) and Tim Garner (who is also the producer).

So, why did I say that it is a play that I would not have expected to be produced and performed in Singapore? Well, the theme of the play is on homosexuality and racial prejudice. A topic that not all Singaporeans (or Asians) are comfortable with. So, bravo to Tim Garner Productions for bringing Take Me Out to Singapore.

Oh, and did I mention about the very authentic shower scene?

::: footnotes :::

Take Me Out plays in the DBS Arts Centre from 8 to 16 January 2014 and Alliance Fran├žaise Theatre from 18 to 31 January 2014.

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