Alexander Gemignani
(© Tristan Fuge)
Alexander Gemignani
(© Tristan Fuge)
Ensemble Studio Theatre will present the world premiere of 27-year-old playwright Patrick Link's Headstrong. The play, directed by EST Artistic Director William Carden, begins previews April 18 for an opening April 30.

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.

The cast will include Ron Canada, Tim Cain, Alexander Gemignani and Nedra McClyde.

Sets are by Jason Simms, lighting by Chris Dallos, sound by Jannie Bullard, video by David Tennent and costumes by Suzanne Chesney.

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