Lantern Theater Company: 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.
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The Last Match by Anna Ziegler
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2019/20 Season

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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Special Performances & Events

  • Previews: Thursday 11/7 - Tuesday 11/12
  • Opening Night: Wednesday 11/13 at 7PM
  • Artists in Conversation: Post-show discussions with the artists immediately follow 2PM performances on Sunday 11/17, Wednesday 11/20, Sunday 11/24, and Wednesday 11/27.
  • Lantern Pub Night: Join us in the lobby after the performance on Friday 11/22 for lively conversation with members of the cast and crew over complimentary pub beverages.
The Cast

Joanna Liao
Joanna Liao
Scott Miller
Scott Miller
Lee Minora
Lee Minora
Matteo Scammell
Matteo Scammell

The Creative Team

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

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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.

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