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. Will their fouls off the court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water? With all the adrenaline and swagger of a four-quarter game, Candrice Jones’s powerful new play celebrates the fierce athleticism of women’s basketball.

Audience Advisory:
Strong language and discussion of sex, abortion and sexual abuse.
Age Recommendation: 14+
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by Candrice Jones
directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

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About the Playwright

Candrice Jones

Candrice Jones is a playwright, poet and educator from Dermott, Arkansas. Residencies: The Ground Floor at Berkeley Repertory Theatre (FLEX, 2018), 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (FLEX). Additional Credits: Jones received an M.F.A. in Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts. Her play Crackbaby was nominated for the Wasserstein Prize in 2010. She is a 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellow and is a current Many Voices Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, MN.

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