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#1 FLEX 021 Copy
Photo Credit: Wesley Hitt
09/07/2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $15+,
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: Theatrical Outfit is launching its 2022-23 season with the premiere of Candrice Jones’ play “Flex” that producers say explores the joys and challenges of teenage life with swagger and determination. “The word ‘flex’ describes a basketball play in which a series of tight, coordinated passes set up a chance to score,” says Artistic Director Matt Torney. He explained the production, set in the 1990s, blends precise movement with powerful visual storytelling and rhythmic dialogue, adding, “From uncertainty around the repeal of Roe v. Wade to Brittney Griner (and) pay inequity in sports, the challenges faced in this play feel very familiar indeed.” Diana Burbano of New Play Exchange called the work a “brilliant, beautiful examination of the lives of young Black women.” The director is Patdro Harris, a 40-year veteran of the stage with a string of credits to his name. — KCM

From the venue:

HIGH ADRENALINE. A powerful world premiere about swagger, determination and sticking together. It's 1997 and the WNBA is changing the game. Every player on Plainnole's Lady Train basketball team now dreams of going pro but first, they'll have to navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Candrice Jones's adrenaline packed play about a high school basketball team explores the fierce strength of young Black women in the South and what it means to be part of a team.
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