By Dr. Randall Benson and Ross Howard
Directed by Marcus Muzopappa
At Madison Arts Center, 3401 Milwaukee Street
June 16th – 25th, 2023
“Engaging, emotionally charged storytelling”
– Sharon Eberson, onStage Pittsburgh
The story of “Iron Mike” Webster (1952-2002), the first NFL player to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disorder linked to repeated head impacts, and a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers for a record-breaking fifteen seasons.
“While Steeler fans may find the play fascinating as it reveals details of Webster’s later years and recalls some of his on-field prowess, those with no interest in or knowledge of the sport should find the story line compelling if not highly informative and, yes, entertaining, despite its darker moments.”
– Dave Zuchowski, Pittsburgh Owlscribe
“It’s a Steelers story, a story about professional ethics, a tale of marital devotion, a mystery of medical discovery, and it’s a parable about brothers joining arms to help another brother…. And like any opportunity to see the Steelers play in town, Pittsburghers should not miss this one.”
– Prentiss Orr, Entertainment Central Pittsburgh
“Sanchez and Kumar…are electric in their scenes together…. Director Marcus Muzopappa gets at the humor… but, more importantly, he gets at the heart of it.”
– Michael Buzzelli, Burgh Vivant
Tickets are $30, with $27 senior/student tickets. All tickets at the door are $35. This production was also presented as part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Charles “Stoney” Richards*
*Members of Actors Equity Association