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About Take me Along - Off Broadway

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TAKE ME ALONG takes place in Centerville, Connecticut in a happy time. It's the Fourth of July and the flags are flying! Sid Davis, the profligate brother returns from Waterbury hiding a secret which will affect the whole Miller family. Richard, the seventeen year old self-named romantic poetry devotee pledges his troth to Muriel, his sixteen year-old swain with the cry, "Live, Muriel, Live!!!" That's before he is caught proposing not only marriage, but suggestions of a more immediate intimacy.

Mirroring the teenagers, a somewhat more mature relationship flounders when Sid arrives "high as a kite" and unable to keep his date with the beautiful Lily who broke off their troubled marriage plans a decade ago. The Miller family came to Eugene O'Neill in a dream...his words...a dream that O'Neill treasured as the family he always wished for. A far cry from the Tyrone's of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, but with the same brilliant intensity turned crisp and bright instead of the nightmare of the real life he lived.

The Irish Repertory Theatre presents TAKE ME ALONG, Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill, Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell, Based on the Play AH WILDERNESS! by Eugene O'Neill, Directed by Charlotte Moore, Music Direction By Mark Hartman, Choreography by Barry McNabb, Produced by Ciarán O'Reilly.


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