By Andrew Hinderaker
Directed by Will Davis
Originally produced at Olney Theatre Center, Olney, MD.
September 8, 2014 through October 5, 2015
About the Premiere Production
Sure to be the must-see new play of 2014, Colossal is an extraordinary story of emotional and physical endurance, love, and family. Structured like a football game (performed in four quarters with a pre-show training session and half-time show), Colossal tells in vivid, physical flashback the story of Young Mike, a college football player who took a hit in a game that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Mike now relives the memory of his accident with the help of a live football squad onstage, finally confronting his demons in the play’s extremely powerful and uplifting conclusion. Featuring Michael Patrick Thornton, star of ABC's Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice. Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award.
Director: Will Davis
Cast: Joseph Carlson, Sam Faria, Will Hayes, Jeff Kirkman III, Michael Litchfield, Steve Ochoa, Jon Hudson Odom, KenYatta Rogers, Michael Patrick Thornton, Matthew Ward, James Whalen
Additional Funders: Kevin White and Rossana Salvadori and Patricia Woodbury and FTI Consulting