Take Me Out


By Administrator / December, 17, 2013 / 0 comments

By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Michael Matthews
Celebration Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
September 24 – November 21, 2010

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“Critics Pick”
-BACKSTAGE

“GO!”
-LA WEEKLY

“Michael Matthews’ spirited revival at Celebration Theatre doesn’t hold back….in the good humored and enjoyable production.”
-LA TIMES

“Director Michael Matthews’ smartly conceived in-the-round staging, facilitated by Kurt Boetcher’s excellent scenic design and Tim Swiss’ atmospheric lighting, fits the stadium milieu of Greenberg’s compelling play like a baseball glove…Celebration enjoys a major-league success with this intelligent and enthralling production.”
-BACKSTAGE

“…The production is truly outstanding…Take Me Out marks the first time that Celebration Theatre brings us a production “in the round,” with audience on all four sides of a raised stage…this particular production realizes the full potential and versatility of the 64-seat space…Kurt Boetcher’s production design is great. Floodlights and foliage places the audience literally in the playing field. The clubhouse lockers line one wall while center stage is constantly transformed into night club, to business offices, to showers. Veronica J. Lancaster, in concert with Tim Swiss, creates an exciting palette of sound and light that is both judicious and evocative. All elements of this production are clean, precise, deliberate, measured and executed with utter refinement. Well Done.”
-LA SPLASH

 

“Masterful ensemble playing propels the play to a home run in this funny and touching production.”
-BACKSTAGE

“Director Michael Matthews has assembled an almost perfect cast, on Kurt Boetcher’s intimate in-the-round set…This is Celebration Theatre’s most ambitious and impressive production in years.”
-LA WEEKLY
AWARDS/NOMINATIONS:

Ovation Nomination- Best Director
LA Weekly Nomination- Best Production, Revival
LA Weekly Award- Best Featured Actor, TomCostello
LA Weekly Award- Best Featured Actor, Tom O’Leary
LA Weekly Award- Best Featured Actor, Garrett Matheson
NAACP Award- Best Director
NAACP Nomination- Best Set Design

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