Alexander Gemignani Stars in Off-Broadway NFL Drama Headstrong, Opening April 30 at E.S.T.
By Adam Hetrick
The world premiere of Patrick Link's drama Headstrong, about the risks associated with one of America's favorite sports, officially opens Off-Broadway April 30 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Alexander Gemignani (Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George) stars.
E.S.T. artistic director William Carden directs the production that was developed as part of E.S.T.'s Alfred P. Sloan Project for New Plays on Science and Technology. Previews began April 18 with performances scheduled to continue through May 13.
According to E.S.T., "Headstrong is the story of a long-retired NFL linebacker who played with the greats and tackled them to the ground. When his son-in-law, a Pro Bowler himself, dies under strange circumstances, he and his widowed daughter struggle with their own culpability, and whether the brain trauma he suffered in life was the price of football greatness."
In addition to Gemignani, the cast includes Ron Canada, Tim Cain and Nedra McClyde.
The production has set design by Jason Simms, lighting design by Chris Dallos, sound design by Jannie Bullard, video design by David Tennent and costume design by Suzanne Chesney.
For tickets phone (866) 811-4111 or click here. E.S.T. is located at 549 West 52nd Street.
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