Tension, anyone? Anna Ziegler's new play, The Last Match, is a story about families in the guise of a tennis match. Or, perhaps it is a tennis match overwhelmed by the need for family. Regardless, we are told early on that, “in those kinds of matches, there is tension all the way through.” If this production, though well acted and visually compelling, does not fully live up to that promise, it... Read more
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Roundabout Theatre Company kicks off its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season at the Laura Pels Theatre within the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre with the New York premiere of Anna Ziegler's The Last Match.
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It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he's still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.