Iron Horse Theatre Company opens their season with 12:52 The Mike Webster Story, a very touching story about friendship and courage, with a Steeler’s connection.
Mike Webster was a center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs. Webster is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, class of 1997.
Nicknamed “Iron Mike,” Webster anchored the Steelers’ offensive line during much of their run of four Super Bowl victories from 1974 to 1979. Webster is considered by many as the greatest center in NFL history.
Webster, who died in 2002, was the first NFL player to receive a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. This degenerative brain disease is linked to repeated hits to the head.
12:52 The Mike Webster Story, written by Ross Howard, depicts the drama after Webster’s football career ends – offering a glimpse into Webster’s hardships due to his undiagnosed disease. The play centers on the friendship he forms with Sonny Jani, his lasting relationship with Terry Bradshaw, and the heartbreak of his marriage and family suffering due to his condition. The play also sheds light on Webster’s struggle to bring justice for himself, his family, and other players who have suffered from head injuries due to playing football. 12:52 The Mike Webster Storycaptures the grit, determination, and strength of the human character
The performance dates are as follows: September 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, and 18. All showtimes start at 7:30 except the Sunday matinees on September 5 and 12. The Sunday Matinee showtimes start at 2:00.
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Performances at the Iron Horse Theatre | 348 Maplewood Avenue | Ambridge, Pa. 15003
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