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Runs from Wednesday October 21 2015 to Monday November 9 2015

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington DE 19801

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Written by David Robson (a Wilmington based playwright)

Directed by Joe Brancato

This gripping new play is a compelling drama inspired by the devastating true story of an NFL star’s career ending injury at the hands of a player known as “The Assassin”. PLAYING THE ASSASSIN examines the violence that football demands on the field, and the hero worship that plays into their legacy. It is hard to escape the conclusion that some responsibility must be borne by those of us who make professional football the country’s most popular sport – who cheer as grown men try to hurt one another.

“PLAYING THE ASSASSIN hits hard.” – The Hartford Courant

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