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.

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Patrick Link


Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Scott Wolf

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