In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes, Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen sport.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Deidrie Henry as Syliva Green
Ernie Hudson as Duncan Troy
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Dr. Moses Odame
Scott Wolf as Nick Merritt
Includes a conversation about brain injuries and sports with Dr. Robert Cantu, the Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck, and Spine Committee.
Directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Recorded before a live audience at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in January of 2013.
Headstrong is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.