The Play About the Coach

  • Theater
  • Off-Off Broadway
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Photographer: Charlotte Jardat
Paden Fallis in The Play About The Coach.

Paden Fallis stars in his own solo show—which has earned plaudits in earlier productions around the country—about the harrowing final minutes of a key game, as experienced by a coach who is desperate for a win. Tamara Fischer directs. Click here for more information.

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After seeing this, I read some of the press which suggests that "even if you're not a basketball fan, you'll like it." Well, I AM a basketball fan. And I still found this both riveting and moving. And pretty damned hilarious. It's kind of like watching a car crash in slow motion, to see this guy's life just literally disintegrate in front of us. But both the writing and the performance have an acid sarcasm that keeps the darkness at bay. In the end, it feels true to life, but not so much in a literal sense. Basically, it's hard to describe, but you will definitely thank yourself for taking a chance on this show.


Even better than the real thing. This coach teeters on the edge of unhinged and is a great reminder of all the drama and intensity that occurs on the side the court. As an added bonus, I somehow left with the knowledge of how a moving screen works.