The Irish Repertory Theatre Company presents Take Me Along, with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill, book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell, based on the Play Ah, Wilderness by Eugene O'Neill. Charlotte Moore directs, with music direction by Mark Hartman.
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 17-year-old self-named romantic poetry devotee pledges his troth to Muriel, his 16-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.