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An Obsidian and Crow's Theatre co-production

Canadian Premiere

It’s 1997 and the WNBA is changing the game. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train High School basketball team dreams of going pro. But first, they must navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas, where a mistake on the court can become a foul in real life.

With the swagger, determination, and adrenaline of a four-quarter game, FLEX celebrates the fierce strength and athleticism of young women and what it means to be going for your shot at greatness.

Playwright Candrice Jones’s primary goal is to write “love letters for and to women of the American south.”

Winner of the National Arts Club’s Kesselring Prize for Playwriting.

Flex hits the right rhythms on the court and off.” The New York Times

Candrice Jones


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