Play is a devised theater piece researched, developed and created by student performers, writers and designers, through choreography, interviews with athletes and absurd exercises in endurance and teamwork. An ensemble of 12 achieves their flow states, runs relays, and describes water polo using the objects found in a student’s backpack. Sailing and tennis become metaphors for how many of us find ourselves pulled and caught between cultures for the sake of our achievements. An 8th grade Lacrosse game frames a commentary on difference, parenting and coaching. A list of superstitions becomes a choreography of possible wins; a litany of meaningless advice and a cheer for losing give us box seats on a whole new game. Led and directed by Lecturer in Theater Aaron Landsman and co-directed/choreographed by Princeton alumna Ogemdi Ude, Class of 2016.

Tickets & Details

Performances are open to the public; tickets required. Tickets are $10 students (Passport to the Arts eligible for Princeton students); $12 general admission in advance; $17 general admission day of the event. Reserve tickets tickets through University Ticketing.


Get directions and venue information for the Wallace Theater, located on the Forum level of the Lewis Arts complex.

COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy, all guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityaccess symbol for open captioning, two white O C lettersThe Wallace Theater is an accessible venue. The performance on Friday, December 9, will feature live/open captioning. Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.


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