Coming Soon
One Year Lease Theater Company brings the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs to the stage in BALLS, written by Kevin Armento & Bryony Lavery, commissioned and developed by One Year Lease.
Part sport, part disco, all carnival, Balls™ explodes across time, space and genre, fully embracing the circus atmosphere of the original event, and bouncing this most memorable tennis match of all-time off of the cultural debates it ignited around sexism, women-in-sport & equality. With these arguments still ongoing and as heated in our political climate right now as they were then, Balls is arriving at a perfect time!
True to OYL’s physical and high-intensity approach, the production will feature a moment-by-moment, shot-by-shot recreation of the tennis match in real time
WORLD PREMIERE: October 2017 at Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston.
NEW YORK PREMIERE: January 2018 at 59E59 Theaters for a 6-week off-Broadway Run.