Vince Lombardi is synonymous with football – the play Lombardi is about the man who never gave up on his dream. It is about the fire, passion and demands required behind the winning and success of this complicated man.
The play takes place in November 1965 with flashbacks to ‘58, ‘59, and ‘64. During the 1965 NFL season, Look magazine reporter Michael McCormick profiles the legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi to find out what makes him win.
As McCormick interviews Lombardi and the team, he faces terse answers from the head coach and the players at first before he turns to Marie Lombardi to glean insight. Michael reaches out to Paul Hornung, Dave Robinson, and Jim Taylor to learn how the Packers work – and win.
AUDITIONS coming up March 5 for LOMBARDI by Eric Simonson
Characters: 1 Female, 5 Male
Note: The script contains adult language. (It is football and Lombardi after all.)
Vince Lombardi – (50s) led the Green Bay Packers to 5 NFL Championships and 2 Super Bowls becoming a legend in football history.
Marie Lombardi – (50s, “regal Jersey accent”) strong and sometimes conflicted wife who often kept her husband grounded.
Michael McCormick – (29, “slight Jersey accent”) enthusiastic reporter on his first major assignment for LOOK MAGAZINE.
Paul Hornung – (20s) ‘The Golden Boy’, versatile running back who was often injured and got into off-field troubles.
Dave Robinson – (20s) powerful African-American outside linebacker and team representative for the Players’ Association.
Jim Taylor – (20s) dominant fullback with a knack for making hits and taking injuries in stride.
Director – Sherri Small
Assistant Director/SM - Elisabeth Anne (Liz Steigelman)
Auditions: Sunday, March 5, 2023 @ 2 PM
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Audition sides and more information are posted on the STAGE audition webpage.
Show Dates: May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21