\"Whorehouse\" and \"Take Me Out\"

Steve Dunkelberger\'s picks of the week

By Steve Dunkelberger on June 7, 2007


Those whores are at it again — getting all uppity about being a victimless crime and what not. Such is the case at Tacoma Little Theatre as it finishes its season with “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” a look at life and politics surrounding the Chicken Ranch.

[Tacoma Little Theatre, June 8 to July 1, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $18-$22, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, 253.272.2281, www.tacoma littletheatre.com]

“Take Me Out”

“Take Me Out,” which won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Play and was nominated for a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama, is playing at Olympia Little Theatre. It is a humorous show about baseball, friendship, ego, and teamwork and, along the way, a lot about our culture and the place of celebrity and sport. The show follows the life of Darren Lemming, a model player with a 0.400 batting average, who, in coming out of the closet, has his world changed overnight. 

The play is rated for mature audiences only, so I have to give kudos to the theater for staging it at all since it goes for the whole meal deal — it contains brief full male nudity and language that would make Howard Stern blush.

[Olympia Little Theater, through June 17, 6:55 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:55 p.m. Sunday, $10, 1925 Miller Ave. N.E., Olympia, 360.943.7500, www.olympialittletheater.org]