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Testmatch is “Scintillating!” | American Conservatory Theater
Seeded by davidie on 14 Nov 2019
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Author: ACTSanFrancisco
The reviews are in and critics are loving Testmatch. How can we understand the present, if we won’t acknowledge the past? Tony Award winner and A.C.T.’s Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon (in her Strand Theater debut) directs this scorching and comic world premiere by playwright Kate Attwell—a contrast of two interwoven stories focusing on cricket, a game of strict rules and hidden violence. It’s 2019 and tensions in the locker room rise during a world-class match between rival women’s cricket players from India and England, as secrets spill about relationships, influencers, and the integrity of the sport. Then in 1800 (or so), Abhi, the Number One Sepoy of the East India Co., struggles to force two bungling, cheating British administrators—absorbed in setting down the rules of cricket—to focus on the famine they have created outside the compound walls.