Everything you need to understand or teach Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg.
Take Me Out starts with Kippy Sunderstrom, shortstop for the fictional major league team the Empires, talking to the audience, trying to pinpoint exactly when the whole mess started. He explains that Darren Lemming, the team's star center fielder, was an audience favorite, encouraged by all. After the All-Star break, the team started losing and brought up a relief pitcher from the minor leagues, and that might have been the start of it all. Then he settles on the problem starting on a day when Darren gave a press conference: the stage lights come up on Darren surrounded by the other members of the team as he speaks to the public about his hope that his being gay will not change how people act toward him.
The setting changes to the clubhouse, where Kippy and Darren discuss what this announcement will mean. Kippy says that the other players are... View more of the Take Me Out Summary