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A Verbatim Play for Voices

Characters
(in order of appearance)

USA Today, a newspaper
Sidney Crosby, a Pittsburgh centre
Dave Steckel, a big Washington centre
Dan Bylsma, a Pittsburgh coach
Brooks Orpik, a Pittsburgh defenceman
Pierre LeBrun, an ESPN reporter
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper
Victor Hedman, a Tampa Bay defenceman
Jordan Staal, a Pittsburgh centre
Kris Letang, another Pittsburgh defenceman
Don Cherry, a commentator
Bruce Boudreau, a Washington coach
Ray Shero, a Pittsburgh general manager
Arron Asham, a Pittsburgh winger
Dr. Mickey Collins, a sports-concussion expert
Dr. Ted Carrick, a professor of clinical neurology
Ken Dryden, a former goalie
Deryk Engelland, yet another Pittsburgh defenceman
JR, a former player
The Gazette, one more newspaper

Scene One, January 2
(An outdoor rink. Sounds of rain falling, crowd-murmur, skates on ice, then — a collision, followed by a collapse.)

USA TODAY: (Live blogging.) Wow, Sidney Crosby was waylaid by David Steckel. Big smack. Can you imagine the uproar, if Crosby or Alex Ovechkin were hurt seriously in an outdoor game?

SIDNEY: I couldn’t even tell you what happened.

DAVE: I didn’t even know it was him until I looked back. I haven’t even seen the hit yet, obviously it wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to get up to the play and he was there when I turned around I guess.

DAN: I don’t know exactly what happened at all. Continue reading