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Hope springs eternal in the post-game locker room of Barely Athletic, an amateur soccer team competing in the five-a-side pub league in Hull, a Yorkshire fishing city that’s seen better days (as have these athletes). A hilarious and heartbreaking play about romance, resilience, taking chances, and moving on by the winner of Britain’s 2012 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Studio’s Subscription Series is the core of our programming, offering an uncommonly rich repertoire of provocative contemporary writing from around the world and inventive stagings of contemporary classics. 


A remarkable production! A delightfully intimate portrait of human vulnerability.

DC Metro Theater Arts

Touching performances and graceful writing. There’s a bashfulness to this tender play that makes you want to put your arm around it.

The Washington Post

This excellent American premiere shows the full range of Wells’ sensitive, intelligent writing.



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The Artists


Production Team

Tom Wells
PlaywrightTom Wells
Matt Torney
DirectorMatt Torney
Debra Booth
Set DesignerDebra Booth
Michael Giannitti
Lighting DesignerMichael Giannitti
Kathleen Geldard
Costume DesignerKathleen Geldard
Kenny Neal
Sound DesignerKenny Neal
Gary Logan
DialectsGary Logan
Anthony O. Bullock
Production Stage ManagerAnthony O. Bullock
Nathan Norcross
Assistant DirectorNathan Norcross