Please note: Take Me Out contains nudity.
Supported by a grant from the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.
FALL 2021 – HAYES THEATER
A NEW PLAY BY
In this stirring new play from the team of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat), a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by the enigmatic, zen-like chef and his belief in the possibility of the perfect sandwich. Funny, moving, and urgent, it’s an example of Nottage’s “genius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary lives” (The Wall Street Journal).
The production is supported by a grant from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
SPRING 2021 – KISER THEATER
LETTERS OF SURESH
In Letters Of Suresh, playwright Rajiv Joseph reveals intimate mysteries through a series of letters between strangers, friends, daughters, and lovers — many with little in common but a hunger for human connection. Sending their hopes and dreams across oceans and years, they seek peace in one another while dreaming of a city once consumed by the scourge of war. A companion piece to Joseph’s play Animals Out of Paper, Letters Of Suresh, directed by May Adrales, is the latest work from the Pulitzer Prize-short listed playwright hailed as “wonderfully daring, imaginative, and compassionate” (The New York Times).
Letters of Suresh was commissioned with support of a grant from the Time Warner Foundation.
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Due to the temporary closure of Broadway, this performance is being rescheduled to a later date. We’ll be in touch with current ticket holders in the coming weeks with rebooking options.
This production is a rental and not a part of Second Stage Theater’s season or subscription packages.