The Last Match
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by M. Craig Getting
November 7 - December 15, 2019
What does it take to become a champion and how is an athlete's character and mettle tested on that journey? From the playwright of Photograph 51 comes this funny and moving drama about an American tennis star, the Russian player aiming to topple him, and the women in their lives who may hold the key to becoming the best in the world.
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Joanna Liao as Mallory • Scott Miller as Tim • Lee Minora as Galina • Matteo Scammell as Sergei
The Creative Team
Lance Kniskern, Scenic Designer • Kelly Myers, Costume Designer • Mike Inwood, Lighting Designer • Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer • Colin J. Sass, Projection Designer • Elizabeth Soch, Movement Consultant • Marla Burkholder, Dialect Coach • Rebecca Smith, AEA Stage Manager • Nick Schwasman, Assistant Director
News & Reviews
"The Lantern's impressively staged production of Anna Ziegler's The Last Match is funny, heartbreaking, and surprisingly relatable for even the least athletic among us." –Broad Street Review more
"The Last Match is gripping theatre... The creative team has done splendid work. The set by Lance Kniskern is fresh and grand. M. Craig Getting directed his actors to go for broke and the result is galvanizing." –PhillyGayCalendar
"Several laugh-out-loud moments... The Last Match shows us that life is about more than winning or losing... it's also about how you get to the game, and who – and what – drives you to the top." –Philly Life & Culture
Header Photo: Lawrence Stallings in the world premiere of Me and the Devil (2021); Anthony Lawton and Dave Johnson in Travesties (2022); Melissa Rakiro and Joanna Liao in Twelfth Night (2023); and Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
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