Last night I went to the Gautier exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. Rooms filled with boudoir-like costumes, erotic photos and extremely revealing garmets.
Friday night I am going to a performance by Uptown Players that has mostly nude men in a locker room.
Uptown Players opens its 2012 season with Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning Best Play, the revealing baseball comedy Take Me Out, at the Kalita Humphrey's Theater from February 3 - 19, 2012.
Greenberg's Broadway sensation, Take Me Out, throws a curveball at American's favorite pastime. Darren Lemming, a young, iconic baseball star, is at the top of his game both personally and professionally. When he calls a press conference that results in a shocking admission to the media, Lemming sends a ripple of effects through the team, the fans and the nation.
Both hilarious and hard-hitting, Take Me Out strips baseball bare. Playwright Richard Greenberg examines the dynamics of homophobia, isolation, racial tension and the cult of celebrity in this funny, moving love letter to America's favorite pastime.
The 12-member all-male cast features Lloyd Harvey, Kevin Moore, Art Kedzierski, Andrews W. Cope, Chester Maple, Travis Ponikiewski, Anthony A. Gonzalez, Antonio Garcia, Ryan Manalansan, Darius Warren, Tony Martin and Bronze Hill.
The production is under the direction of Michael Serrecchia. The Uptown Players all-star design team includes lighting design by Jason Foster, costume design by Suzi Cranford, sound design by Virgil Justice, set design by Andy Redmon, stage management by Cathy O'Neal, and hair and make up by Coy Covington.
Take Me Out runs February 3 through February 19, 2012, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. (no performance February 5).
A special Thursday night performance will take place on February 16 at 8 p.m.
Performances will take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd at Blackburn, Dallas TX 75219.
Tickets are $25-$35 and can be purchased online at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at (214) 219-2718.
About This Production
Take Me Out
By: Richard Greenberg
Content Advisory: Mature Themes/Full Nudity - Ages 17 and up
Directed By: Michael Serrecchia
Dates: February 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 @ 8 p.m. February 12 & 19 @ 2 p.m
Box Office Info -Online: www.uptownplayers.org
Phone: (214) 219-2718