The Last Match by Anna Ziegler is set to make its New York premiere, beginning performances September 28 ahead of an October 24 opening at the Laura Pels Theater at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Off-Broadway. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the production with the Roundabout Theatre Company stars Alex Mickiewicz, Natalia Payne, Wilson Bethel, and Zoë Winters.
The play sees two tennis champions face off for the match of their lives: the semifinals of the U.S. Open. One is Tim Porter, played by Bethel, the aging all-American favorite; the other is rising star Sergei Sergeyev, played by Mickiewicz. The production notes: “Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, The Last Match serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.”
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