Newhouse Theater / Seating Chart

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission
Age Recommendation: 16 years and older

To shoot for their dreams, they've gotta play with their hearts

Prepare to hit the court in Flex — an adrenaline-packed play that richly illuminates the beautiful complexity of five members of the 1998 Lady Train high school basketball team. Inspired by the success of the WNBA, the team members dream of going pro. But before they can do so, they must first navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls offthe court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water? Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (White Girl In Danger, Pipeline, The Skin of Our Teeth), this powerful play by Candrice Jones celebrates the fierce athleticism of women’s basketball with all the swagger of a four-quarter game.

New York Times Critic's Pick! 
"A slam dunk!"

Naveen Kumar, The New York Times, July 21, 2023

Watch a montage of scenes!

"A championship winner!"

David Finkle, New York Stage Review, July 20, 2023

In Conversation with director Lileana Blain-Cruz, playwright Candrice Jones, and LCT Literary Manager and Dramaturg Jenna Clark Embrey.

Flex On the LCT Blog

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