Two tennis champions face off for the match of their lives in a new play about tennis, ambition, and life choices.
From the producers: You’ve given it all to reach the top of your game. Now where do you go from here? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Ziegler’s new play "The Last Match." It’s the semifinals of the US 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.
Author Anna Ziegler's play "Photograph 51" was staged in London’s West End in 2015, starring Nicole Kidman. Kidman won The Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance. "The Last Match" had its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 2016, followed by a run at Pittsburgh's City Theatre Company later that year.
"The Last Match" features Alex Mickiewicz and Natalia Payne, who starred in the world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe. They are joined by "Hart of Dixie" star Wilson Bethel and "Small Mouth Sounds’" Zoë Winters.
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