By TERRI BRYCE REEVES
Are you ready for some football? At the Straz?
Four-time Super Bowl champ Rocky Bleier will recreate the story of his incredible life in The Play, a one-man theatrical performance coming to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 21-23.
Written by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports writer Gene Collier and directed by veteran Broadway performer Scott C. Wise, The Play stars Bleier, now 72, as he takes the audience on a life journey that includes family, the Vietnam War and his entry into the heart of Steeler Nation.
After graduating from Notre Dame and selected as a late-round pick for the
Steelers, young Bleier was drafted by the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam where
injuries from an enemy grenade rendered him barely able to walk. Yet, in just a
few years, he battled his way back to the Steeler starting lineup where he helped
his team score four Super Bowl wins.
Tickets start at $45; a limited number of $100 VIP tickets with a “Meet and
Greet” are available.
For tickets call 813-229-7827 (800-955-1045 outside Tampa Bay) or visit