Best Play For Bored Husbands: 'X’s and O’s' by Center Stage

So it’s a bit stereotypical to be like “every man at the theater is dragged there by his wife,” but let’s not pretend it doesn’t happen at all, either. In November of last year, Center Stage extended an olive branch to these manly men with a play dedicated entirely to football. [Insert Tim Allen grunt here] With a script drawn from real interviews, the play casts actors as fans, players, and the families of players in what works as both an interactive history lesson on the game and an existential dialogue about the state of football as we learn more about head trauma. “X’s and O’s” made these topics compelling for fans and non-fans alike, but it was especially cool for the dudes who didn’t want to sit through another Shakespeare play in Elizabethan English.

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