About This Show

In Flex, a basketball team balances their dreams of going pro with the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas.

Flex tells the story of a girls’ high school basketball team from Plainnole, Arkansas. It’s 1997, and the women of the Lady Train team are inspired by the successes of the WNBA. With aspirations of going pro, they must first navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls off the court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water? This powerful play by Candrice Jones and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz celebrates the fierce athleticism of women’s basketball with all the adrenaline and swagger of a four-quarter game.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: June 23, 2023 Opening Night: July 20, 2023 Final Performance: August 20, 2023

Theatermania Review

| | July 20, 2023
Candrice Jones’s nostalgic play about teenage hope and ambition makes its New York premiere at Lincoln Center Theater.

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