THE LAST MATCH

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Tracy Brigden

April 9 – May 15, 2016 (Hamburg Studio Theatre)

Played out under the bright lights of the U.S. Open Semifinals, The Last Match is a battle for the ages. Rising Russian star Sergei Sergeyev is pitted against American great Tim Porter in an epic showdown that follows two tennis titans through pivotal moments in their lives both on–and–off the court. Anna Ziegler’s gripping, fast-paced story captures the intense world of competitive sports — and human rivalry — in the ultimate clash where only one champion will prevail.

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The Last Match

 

PLAYWRIGHT

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ANNA ZIEGLER 

Anna Ziegler’s (Playwright) plays have been produced at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Magic Theatre, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Georges, Theater J, WET at DR2, Playwrights Realm at Cherry Lane Theatre, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, Summer Play Festival, The Fountain Theatre, English Theatre Berlin, Theatre503, Synchronicity Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and Vermont Stage Company, among others. She has received commissions from…  MORE >

PRESS

Audio Interview: "The Last Match" Parallels On-Court Frustrations With Life Struggles

Essential Pittsburgh
Hosted by Paul Guggenheimer for 90.5 WESA
April 28, 2016

Review: City Theatre's 'Last Match' is a win-win

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Sharon Eberson
April 19, 2016

“‘The Last Match’ is a win-win for City audiences.”

Mixed Doubles: A Review of 'The Last Match'

Burgh Vivant
By Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli
April 17, 2016

“Director Tracy Brigden wins the first point. She picked four phenomenal actors to play on her court.”

Tennis Anyone? City Theatre Serves Up 'The Last Match'

Pittsburgh Owl Scribe
By Dave Zuchowski
April 18, 2016

“The comic drama’s allure is the exploration of the psychology in play during the match that transcends the mere physicality and athletic prowess of the dueling tennis stars.”

City Theatre production lob a look at competitive world of tennis

Tribune Review
By Alice T. Carter
April 13, 2016

City Theatre designer devises game plan for The Last Match

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Sharon Eberson
April 7, 2016

PLAYWRIGHT AVOIDS THE ORDINARY ON PURPOSE

Tribune Review
By Rege Behe
March 11, 2016

THEATRICAL MASTERS' TOUR INCLUDES PITTSBURGH STOP BY PLAYWRIGHT ZIEGLER

Tribune Review
By The Associated Press
February 25, 2016

WRITERS LIVE

With Anna Zeigler

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6 pm

Presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and City Theatre, and with the support of the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Oakland
2nd Floor International Poetry Room
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

This event is free, but registration is requested.

CAST

ROBIN ABRAMSON

DANNY BINSTOCK

DAINA MICHELLE GRIFFITH

JD TAYLOR

CREATIVE TEAM

TRACY BRIGDEN
Director

NARELLE SISSONS
Scenic Designer

SUSAN TSU
Costume Designer

ANN WRIGHTSON
Lighting Designer

JOE PINO
Sound Designer

TAYLOR MESZAROS
Rehearsal Stage Manager

PATTI KELLY
Production Stage Manager

CAPARELLIOTIS CASTING/LAUREN PORT
Casting

PLAY DESIGN

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ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes without an intermission.

Anna Ziegler is the recipient of a Traveling Masters Grant from the Dramatists Guild Fund.

IMPORTANT DATES

SUN, APR 10 | 7:00 PM
Sipping Sunday

FRI, APR 15 | 8:00 PM
Opening Night

SUN, APR 17 & 24 | 2:00 PM
Post-show Talkbacks

SAT, APR 23 & MAY 7 |  9:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Want

FRI, MAY 6 | 8:00 PM
GREENROOM

TUES, MAY 3 |7:00 PM
ASL Interpretation

SUN, MAY 15 | 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description

TICKET PRICE

REGULAR ADMISSION

$36 – $56

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT

A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available two hours before the 9 p.m. performances on Saturday, April 23 & May 7. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

SENIORS AGE 62 AND OLDER

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Joel Ambrose, Box Office Manager, by email or at: 412.431.4400 x286

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

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