The Game: A New Play by Solomon Hess ’24

Jan. 26, 2024, 8:00 p.m. and Jan 27, 2:00 p.m.

Powerhouse Theater

Inspired by playwright Solomon Hess’s lifelong immersion in the world of lacrosse and recent experience training and competing internationally with the U.S. Junior Indoor Team, The Game tells the story of two friends’ complicated relationship with the sport of lacrosse and with each other. George, a white writer/lacrosse coach, wants to write a play about lacrosse and its origins in order to bring the sport into mainstream culture with the respect he feels it deserves. He enlists the help of his Ondowogah friend and former teammate, Inktomi, who is wary of George’s plan, but willing to help. Through stories, interruptions, and playing a simple game of catch, the pair attempt to break down barriers set in place by over three hundred years of history. Directed by Mauricio Miranda. 

Open to the public. Reservations are required: please visit after January 12, 2024.

This play is a recipient of the Marilyn Swartz Seven ’69 Annual Playwriting Award

A person with short hair including facial hair, wearing a blue sweatshirt holding a script.
Solomon Hess ’24
Photo: Courtesy of the artist.