Saturday, August 18, 2018


Through September 2, 2018
(216) 302-8850

Bob Abelman

X’s and O’s don’t add up in Playwright Local’s ‘Down by Contact.’

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here or go to

Roy Berko

“Down By Contact” exposes the audience to an important present-day issue:  the effects of head trauma on athletes. It also vividly shows the effects of CTE and how the National Football League tried to avoid responsibility for a lack of protection of the players.  The script itself needs some refining and further development.   

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Mark Horning

What happens when the roar of the crowd fades away and the effects of countless injuries begin to physically and mentally manifest themselves in our sports heroes? Playwrights Local and Dobama Theatre’s production gives you a realistic look into life after the gridiron. Well worth the drive to see this one.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Christine Howey

Because the play never delves deeply enough into Carson’s terror of his mind leaving him, and due to a concluding eulogy by Tommy and Kelsey that is unnecessarily garbled, the end result is not an emotional touchdown. It’s more of a three-and-out.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene