Baltimore Center Stage: X’s and O’s
X’s and O’s
November 13–December 18
  • By KJ Sanchez with Jenny Mercein
  • Directed by Tony Taccone

Baltimore. Loves. Football.

And as the season kicks into high gear, Center Stage brings you a deeply moving, ripped-from-the-headlines play about our love for the game. Based on interviews with players, their families, and their fans, X’s and O’s delves deep into the questions that are being asked around dinner tables across the country: what are the dangers of the game? Should our children play? How do we balance our love for the sport with its potential risks? Co-commissioned by Center Stage and Berkeley Repertory Theater, and developed in part through Center Stage’s Play Lab series, X’s and O’s is a celebration of football that fearlessly tackles the sometimes tragic results of our passion for the sport.

“Like the game itself: some of the hits are so hard, they’ll make you uncomfortable, but you won’t want to stop watching.”—San Jose Mercury News (UK)

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Berkely Repertory Theatre Resident Dramaturg


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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Robyn Murphy at 410.986.4016 or rmurphy@centerstage.org.


 

Reviews
“Vibrant.” — The Baltimore Sun
“A well-timed conversation starter.” — The Baltimore Sun
“Powerful… terrific.”— Broadway World DC
“Well-acted, tightly constructed, thought-provoking.” — City Paper
“Fascinating and unflinching.” — Bmore Art
“Touchdown!” — DC Metro Theater Arts
In the News
11.22.15
DC Metro Theater Arts — ‘X’s and O’s’ at Centerstage
11.30.15
BmoreArt — Not Playing Ball
12.01.15
Broadway World Baltimore — X'S AND O'S - Center Stage Presents a Play About Football
11.26.15
The Baltimore Sun — Informative and engaging 'X's and O's' at Center Stage warns...
11.24.15
City Paper — 'X's and O's' offers a thought-provoking examination of our football conundrum