RVA premiere of a play by Eric Simonson
based on the book When Pride Still Mattered — A Life of Vince Lombardi, written by David Maraniss
performances Thu, Nov 7 thru Sat, Nov 23
$35 general admission/$25 military & rvata/$15 student
LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning -- which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi.
Considered by many to be the greatest coach in the history of the game, Lombardi's impact on football and our culture is memorialized in many ways. The Super Bowl Trophy itself was named in his honor. His love of the game and single-minded pursuit of excellence generated loyalty and fear among those in his orbit including his players, his wife and family, and his psyche -- in that order.
This compelling play reveals the inner-workings of Lombardi, told in a highly theatrical and engaging way. Share Lombardi's thrill of victory and agony of defeat, and examine the costs of living your life around the belief that "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
Linda S. Beringer
Axle J. Burtness
Head Coach - Scott Wichmann
General Manager - Todd LaBelle
Set Design - Frank Foster
Costume Design - Sheila Russ
Lighting Design - bri conley
Stage Manager - Heather Davis
Thu, Nov 7 @ 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 8 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 9 @ 7:30pm (media opening)
Sun, Nov 10 @ 4pm
Thu, Nov 14 @ 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 15 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 16 @ 7:30pm
Sun, Nov 17 @ 4pm
Thu, Nov 21 @ 7:30pm
Fri, Nov 22 @ 7:30pm
Sat, Nov 23 @ 7:30pm
The original Broadway production of LOMBARDI was produced by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo in association with The National Football League.