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Bridgeport Theatre Holding Open Auditions For 'Take Me Out'

Bijou Theatre is hosting open auditions for "Take Me Out" Sunday and Monday.
Bijou Theatre is hosting open auditions for "Take Me Out" Sunday and Monday. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport is holding open call auditions for the final production of the season, Richard Greenberg's "Take Me Out," Sunday from 6-9 p.m. and Monday from 7-10 p.m.

Callbacks, if necessary, will take place Sunday, Feb. 28.

Darren Lemming, the star center fielder of the world champion New York Empires, is young, rich, famous, talented, handsome and so convinced of his popularity that when he casually announces he’s gay, he assumes the news will be readily accepted by everyone. It isn’t.

Friends, fans and teammates react with ambivalence, and when the slipping Empires call up the young Phenom Shane Mungitt to close their games, the ambivalence turns to violence. Angry, lonely, guilt-ridden and confused, Lemming finds some unlikely solace in the form of friendship with his new business manager, Mason Marzac — a brilliant but repressed guy, who, as everyone around him copes with disenchantment, blooms in the ecstatic discovery of baseball.

Auditioning actors must be ages 16 and up. All roles are open and are non-equity, no pay. All types and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo), a one-page acting resume or list of theatre or performing experience, and prepare a short contemporary monologue.

“Take Me Out” calls for a cast of 11 men, the first nine of whom are Major League Baseball players who should be somewhat athletic, ranging from their 20s to mid-30s. Much of the action takes place in the locker room and showers of a ball park, and some scenes will require nudity.

Performances will take place Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 22. For more information, call the box office at 203-332-3228. Inquiries can be emailed to info@thebijoutheatre.com .

The Bijou Theatre is at 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.

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