The Last Matchby Anna Ziegler
REGIONAL PREMIERE. It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Sergei Sergeyev, an up-and-coming Russian phenom, and Tim Porter, a great American superstar in the twilight of his career, go head-to-head under the lights of the tennis court.
Journey into the minds of these two extraordinary players as they consider the shots they didn't take, the sacrifices they made for success, and the legacy they may leave behind. By match-point, much more has been won and lost than a game of tennis.
Electrifying, unpredictable, and engaging from start to finish
Michael Perrie Jr.*
ANIQUE CLEMENTS is an NYC based actress. Thrilled to be visiting FST once more, she previously appeared as Dt. Morris in The Nether and Kerry in Kunstler alongside her castmate and friend, the late Sam Mossler. Other recent credits include NYC: The Savage Queen (National Black Theatre); Thou Wilt Scream (Random Access Theatre). Regional: Cymbeline, The Scottish Play, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Great River Shakespeare Festival).
LUCY LAVELY is from NYC & is thrilled to make her FST debut! She loves Shakespeare, Sondheim, the sun, salsa, chips, & all the cool plays she's done! Favorite credits include: Macbeth (Orlando Shakes), Grapes of Wrath & Other Desert Cities (Asolo Rep), Chicken Shop (Urbanite) and more across the country. University of Notre Dame (BA) & FSU/Asolo Conservatory (MFA), AEA/SAG/AFTRA. Lucy runs the Night Shift Theatre Company, and is a licensed NYC tour guide. @rainbowdaylucy
TOM PATTERSON Previously at FST: Cherry Docs, Hand to God, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Shotgun. Broadway: 1984. Off-Broadway: Three Sisters (Sheen Center); About Love (Culture Project). Regional: Delmonico (Bay Street Theater); Constellations (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award); Ether Dome (Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company); Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Of Mice and Men (Northern Stage); Murder on the Nile, Bedroom Farce (The Barnstormers). TV/Film: Thorp, “The Equalizer.” MFA: UCSD. He is originally from South Bend, Indiana.
MICHAEL PERRIE JR. is a Virginia based Actor/Playwright/Musician originally from Baltimore, MD. National Tours: Million Dollar Quartet, and BUDDY. Regional credits include; The Nerd, Hank Williams: Lost Highway (Maples Rep), BUDDY (FST, FloridaRep, FST, Maples, Engeman, TBTS), Million Dollar Quartet (MMT, Laguna Playhouse, BBBay), Matilda (Engeman), The Full Monty (Maples Rep), The Music Man, Beauty & The Beast, The Producers (TBTS), and more. Film/TV: Death of An Underling, Girl Watching, The Food That Built America S2:E1, F’d, Silver, Adam & Eve. www.michaelperriejr.com
Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer | Clint Wright
Costume Designer | Erin Barnett
Lighting Designer | Andrew Gray
Sound Designer | Louis Vetter Torres
Movement Coordinator | Ellie Mooney
Tennis Consultants | Benjamin Brandt & GI Hodges
Stage Manager | Shira Lebovich*
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.