New York City
The US Open tennis semifinals are underway. Russian phenom Sergei Sergeyev and American superstar Tim Porter do battle under the lights on center court. Their wives Galina and Mallory cheer them on anxiously from the stands. As the back-and-forth action unfolds, The Last Match journeys inside the minds of these two extraordinary players to reveal the lives that led to this defining moment. Before it’s game, set, and match, four good people win and lose more than just a championship. Developed in the Globe’s 2014 New Voices Festival, Anna Ziegler’s energetic and moving new play is a funny and visceral look at the sacrifices we make to stay on top.