The Last Match
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by M. Craig Getting
Now - 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.
Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission
Venue Information: The Last Match will be performed at the Lantern's resident home at St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow Street in Center City Philadelphia.
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Lance Kniskern, Scenic Designer • Kelly Myers, Costume Designer • Mike Inwood, Lighting Designer • Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer • Shannon Ryan, Props Master • Colin J. Sass, Projection Designer • Elizabeth Soch, Movement Consultant • Marla Burkholder, Dialect Coach • Rebecca Smith, AEA Stage Manager • Janet Embree, Production Manager
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: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.