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12:52 The Mike Webster Story program

12:52 The Mike Webster Story

By Dr. Randall Benson and Ross Howard
Directed by Marcus Muzopappa
At Madison Arts Center, 3401 Milwaukee Street
June 16th – 25th, 2023

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.


Mike WebsterErnesto Sanchez
Pam Webster/NurseKauleen Cloutier
Dr. Bennet/Myron Cope V/OWali Jamal
Terry/Dimestore JesusPaul Guggenheimer
Sonny JaniArjun Kumar
Bob FitzsimmonsJerry Wienand
Dan RooneyCharles Stoney Richards
Joe Gordon/Doctor/OrderlyAndrew Lasswell

The performance runs roughly two hours, including one intermission.

About the cast

Creative Team

PlaywrightsDr. Randall Benson and Ross Howard
DirectorMarcus Muzopappa
Stage ManagerAshley Southers ?
Scenic DesignerRichard H. Morris Jr. ?
Costume DesignerCheryl El Walker ?
Lighting DesignerLatrice Lovett ?
Sound DesignerBen Cain ?
Media DesignerAnquanette Shelton ?

About the Creative Team


PPTCO Staff and Board

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Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company thanks the following for supporting our season of plays and special projects:

Mid Atlantic Arts Regional Resilience Fund
Hillman Foundation
Allegheny Regional Asset District
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Heinz Endowments
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh
The Opportunity Fund
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Richard King Mellon Foundation
Eden Hall Foundation

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Printed program design and editing by Michelle Belan. Cover design by Eric Donaldson.
Online program design and editing by Steven Doerfler.