Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, has long been the home of historic tennis matches, the back and forth of fierce competitors.

But audiences had a different courtside experience Thursday when Kevin Spacey brought his one-man show “Clarence Darrow” to Center Court — the first play ever performed in the U.S. Open’s biggest venue, for a limited two-night run.

Darrow, the pioneering American lawyer who argued key cases in the early 20th-century progressive era, was a master of the service game — service to the working man, to the oppressed and to reason itself despite the assault of well-heeled bullies and the prevailing prejudices of his time. See the full review at TheWrap.