Testmatch Mesmerizes Audiences

By Claire L. Wong 

As the world premiere of Testmatch heads into opening night on Wednesday, the buzz about the show keeps growing. Kate Attwell’s new play is already lined up for a run at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2020, and while it’s attracting a lot of attention from East Coast theater-lovers, Bay Area audiences are loving the production.

“The play was super funny, insightful, and thought-provoking,” says one audience member.

India 2 (Lipica Shah) and England 3 (Millie Brooks) discuss which is the better team in Kate Attwell’s TestmatchPhoto by Kevin Berne.

“I loved it!” says another theater-goer. “I loved that it was an all-female cast and that it featured women of Indian descent in substantial roles, which we almost never see. I loved it that it was written by a woman and directed by a woman—yay Pam! And I loved the production’s sophisticated theatricality and the complicated and nuanced experience it presented. Brava!”

To hear from audiences directly after the performance, check out this video:


An audience member who came with a group of five says, “All of us enjoyed the production very much. Great writing, exciting plot, and excellent actors.” 

“It was terrific. Mesmerizing. Also, educational!”

“I've just moved to San Francisco, and I absolutely loved the theater and the experience. I will be a regular from now on.”

Testmatch is onstage now through December 8 at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater. Click here to get tickets!

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