Just about anything can get turned into a play these days. Heck, even pop-punk band Green Day was given the stage treatment. But turning a near-mythical sports legend into a theatrical work takes true talent and cunning. Yet, Lombardi holds up brilliantly to the glare of Friday night lights.
Based on David Maraniss’ biography of seminal, game-changing, and inspirational Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi, for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named, this intelligent piece of theater explores Lombardi’s relationship with his wife, a reporter, and three star players during a crucial 1965 week as he attempts to lead his team to a championship. Knowledge of football or the Cardinals isn’t required to enjoy this cerebral Arizona Theatre Company production.
Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 24, 2 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 28, 2 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 1, 4 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 2, 1 p.m. Starts: Nov. 15. Continues through Nov. 28, 2012
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