The Last Match

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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.

The Last Match by Anna Ziegler begins playing on February 22, 2023, in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Subscribe and see The Last Match plus two more Stage III shows for as little as $49!

Please be advised: This play contains strong language and adult content. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Stage III attendees are invited to dine with us in FST's Green Room Cafe and Bar. Dining in FST's on-site restaurant is convenient, affordable, and delicious. Patrons must arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes prior to showtime in order to dine. Reservations are required for dining in the Green Room Cafe and Bar and can be made online here or by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

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When Should I Make My Reservation?

Performances Tues. - Fri. @ 7:30PM: Dining Arrival Time 6-6:15PM
Performances Fri. & Sat. @ 5PM: Dining Post Show
Performances Sat.  @ 2PM: No Dining Available
Performances Sun. @ 2PM: Dining Arrival Time 12:15
Performances Sun. @ 7:30PM: Dining Arrival Time 6-6:15PM


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Director | Kate Alexander
Movement  |  Ellie Mooney and Benjamin Brandt
Scenic Design | Bruce Price and Alex Price
Costume Design | Erin Barnett
Lighting Design | Andrew Gray
Sound Design | Louis Vetter Torres
Stage Manager | Shira Lebovich


Galina | Lucy Lavely*
Tim | Tom Patterson*
Mallory | Anique Clements*
Sergei | Michael Perrie Jr.*


*Denotes member of Actors' Equity association, the Union of Professional Actors nad Stage Managers in the United States.

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The New York Times 
“Don’t you dare say it’s only a game” 
“A nail-biter” 
“infectiously good” 
Time seems to stop”

Wall Street Journal 
“Highly engaging” 
“You’ll be drawn into the action so fully”

Chicago Tribune 
“Sensual, smart” 

The Hollywood Reporter 

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Anna Ziegler was inspired to write The Last Match after seeing Andy Roddick’s speech after his final U.S. Open match. | WATCH 

Last Match playwright Anna Ziegler hears the plays she writes rather than sees them. | READ MORE 

The US Open as a small competition in Rhode Island and has become one of the biggest tennis sporting events in the world. Learn more about some of the top moments in the event's history.  | READ MORE  

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FST's Bowne's Lab is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

Watch the video below to find a convenient place to park while you enjoy the theatre.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at (941) 366-9000.

Drop Off Area for FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre: along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue.

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