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The Last Match

September 28–December 23, 2017

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre

The Last Match

September 28–December 23, 2017

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"Don't you dare say it's only a game. In The Last Match, life itself is at stake."

, The New York Times

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.

Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.

Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.

We gratefully acknowledge
The roundabout leaders for new works
  • Alec Baldwin
  • James Costa and John Archibald
  • Linda L. D’Onofrio
  • Peggy and Mark Ellis
  • Jodi Glucksman
  • Sylvia Golden
  • Hess Foundation, Inc.
  • Judith and Douglas Krupp
  • K. Myers
  • Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
  • Laura S. Rodgers
  • Seedlings Foundation
  • Mary Solomon
  • Lauren and Danny Stein
  • Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
  • Dr. Leonard Tow.

The Last Match Cast

Wilson Bethel
Alex Mickiewicz
Natalia Payne
Zoë Winters
u/s Sergei
Evan Powell
u/s Tim, Sergei
JD Taylor
u/s Mallory, Galina
Kea Trevett

The Last Match Creative

Set Designer
Tim Mackabee
Lighting Designer
Bradley King
Costume Designer
Montana Blanco
Sound Designer
Bray Poor
Dialect Coach
Ben Furey
Assistant Stage Manager
Ellen Goldberg
Production Stage Manager
Samantha Watson
Anna Ziegler
Gaye Taylor Upchurch
The empty house of the Laura Pels Theatre. Rows of grey chairs incline upwards towards the back of the house.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY

between 6th and 7th Avenues