Mon, February 5 at 7PM
Script In Hand: Lombardi
by Eric Simonson
directed by Mark Shanahan
series curated by Mark Shanahan
PAST EVENT
Running Time: ~ 1 hour and 45 minutes, without an intermission

Script in Hand 2024 kicks off with Lombardi!

Eric Simonson’s Broadway hit Lombardi brings to life one of the greatest sports personalities of all time, Hall of Fame football coach, Vince Lombardi. When a young reporter from Look magazine arrives at the sports legend’s doorstep looking to write an in-depth profile, he finds a story far richer, far deeper than he imagined. Based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss, Lombardi is a powerful family drama about passion, loyalty,  and the ability  to drive others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

“Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.”

BEHIND THE SCENES
WITH JOHN OTTAVINO
Enjoy our exclusive interview with John Ottavino, who will play Vince Lombardi.

Praise for "Lombardi"

I know nothing about football, but LOMBARDI held my attention from start to finish. I thought of my brother, a regular guy from a small Missouri town. I’d take him without a moment’s hesitation. An extremely well-crafted piece of intelligent theater."

The Wall Street Journal

LOMBARDI is theatrical catnip for husbands and boyfriends otherwise reluctant to see most Broadway shows: Football! Vince Lombardi! The legendary Packers!""

Associated Press

LOMBARDI scores!"

New York Daily News

MEET THE CAST

MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

Playwright
Director
Stage Manager
Stage Directions

*member of Actors’ Equity Association

   

Five key facts about Vince Lombardi from David Maraniss

Praise for "When Pride Still Mattered - A Life of Vince Lombardi"

Forges a near-perfect synthesis of fine writing and fascinating material. May be the best sports biography ever published."

Sports Illustrated

A masterly biography… A finely crafted, multifaceted portrait of a life driven by obsession."

The Miami Herald

ABOUT SCRIPT IN HAND PLAYREADINGS

Every Script in Hand playreading is a brand new experience.

At a Script in Hand playreading, there’s nothing between you and the actors on stage. These readings bring actors who’ve just met — or who’ve known each other for years — together for one day to rehearse and perform a play on a bare stage, with simple lighting — and you. The audience is in charge of conjuring the set, costumes, and atmosphere — or nothing at all. Actors, audience, and the director come together to create a special, one-night-only experience.

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MEET THE CURATOR

DINNER & A SHOW

Looking for the perfect pre-show dining spot? Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse is located on the Playhouse campus and is offering a special $65 menu for Script in Hand ticketholders!  Click here to view the menu and pricing, then call Gabriele’s at (203) 454-4922 to make your reservation. Be sure to tell them you are attending Lombardi to access the exclusive menu and price!

THANK YOU

The 2024 Script in Hand Playreading Series is supported by Joyce Hergenhan and the White Barn program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

COVID PROTOCOLS

For this playreading and playreadings in the Script in Hand series, masks are strongly encouraged but not required. Current CDC guidelines recommend N95 and KN95 masks. Please review our full safety protocols here. Please review our full safety protocols here.

All titles, dates, and artists are subject to change.

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Mon, February 5 at 7PM
Script In Hand: Lombardi
by Eric Simonson
directed by Mark Shanahan
series curated by Mark Shanahan
PAST EVENT
Running Time: ~ 1 hour and 45 minutes, without an intermission
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