The Nevada Conservatory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season Sept. 29 with Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Andrew Paul directs.
Darren Lemming, the godlike center fielder of the New york city Empires has announced he is gay. The friendships between the star and his diverse, however conservative, colleagues become strained. When the skilled, however strongly bigoted, pitcher Shane Mungitt is added to the team, his racist and homophobic mindsets bring the simmering conflicts of the group to a terrible boiling point. Through the lens of America’s beloved leisure activity, playwright Greenberg probes the veins of racial and cultural stress that underpin our society and demonstrates how the love of a game could unify, or divide, all of us.
The cast consists of Cameron Bass as Rodriguez; Shane Cullum as Toddy Koovitz; Brandon Dawson as Kippy Sunderstrom; Joshua Horton as Davey Fight; Marcus Martinez as Martinez; Alexander Medlicott as Jason Chenier; Jacob Moore as The Skipper/William H. Danziger; Mario Peoples as Darren Lemming; Garrison Quizon as Takeshi Kawabata; Darek Riley as Shane Mungitt; Equity Actor Marcus Weiss as Mason Marzac; Ryan Baker as U/S Mason Marzac; Johann Heske as U/S Sunderstrom; and Tavius Strickland as U/S Davey Fight.
The production and style team include scenic designer Trevor Dotson, lighting designer John Wampler, sound designer Rosalie Chaleunsouck, costume designer Judy Ryerson, technical director Brian Smallwood, dramaturg Lezlie Cross, and production impresario Emma Slaney.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 30 Oct. 5, 6, 7
2 p.m. Oct. 1, 7, 8
$33 scheduled seating Section A; $27.50 reserved seating Section B. Discounts are offered.
For tickets or extra information, check out the Carrying out Arts Center websiteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787).