Down by Contact

  • August 24, 2018
    (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    August 25, 2018
    (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    August 26, 2018
    (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    August 31, 2018
    (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    September 01, 2018
    (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
    September 02, 2018
    (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • 34001 Cedar Rd
  • Gates Mills OH 44040
  • Phone: 2247575425
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
Down by Contact

Playwrights Local and Dobama Theatre present DOWN BY CONTACT, a drama by Les Hunter. Featuring direction by Dale Heinen, this world premiere explores the struggles of a former football star who suffers from the brain disease CTE, staged as a site-specific performance in the living room of his lavish mansion. The production runs August 17 through September 2 at the Tudor House (the former Drury Mansion) of the Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills. In DOWN BY CONTACT, down-and-out retired quarterback Carson Kaide must decide between his allegiance to his former teammates and his love for his family. Struggling with the debilitating brain disease CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), he tries to save the last vestige of his glory days: his lavish home. The lives of retired players and their families inspire the events of this new site-specific play, produced in Gilmour Academy’s stately Tudor House. This co-production from Playwrights Local and Dobama Theatre invites you to join Carson in his own home and get a private glimpse into the life that he’s desperately holding on to. Performances run August 17 through September 2, with shows on Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. All events will be at the special location of the Tudor House at Gilmour Academy (34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040--use the Cedar Rd. Entrance). Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and groups, and $12 for students. Group packages can be arranged by contacting the Dobama box office at or (216) 932-3396. For tickets, go to

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