The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for Lombardi on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Five-time NFL champion and two-time Super Bowl champion, Vince Lombardi is the man behind every Green Bay Packers’ legend. Driven by ultimate perfection, this play follows reporter Michael McCormick through a week of the Packers’ 1965 season. He discovers Lombardi’s passions and relationships on and off the field with his players, the press, and his wife, Marie.
1 Woman; 5 Men:
- Marie Lombardi: (40s – early 60s) a wife of a certain time that loved and supported her husband above all else. She is the only person who could really challenge Lombardi. She is a very strong, loving woman despite her conflicted emotions and flaws.
- Vince Lombardi: (40s – early 60s) a hard-nosed football coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 – 1967 who became an American icon for his ability to win. He is never satisfied with himself and constantly strives to push himself and those around him to be better. A man with priorities in life: football, religion, family- in that order.
- Michael McCormick: (20s – mid 30s) the narrator of the play. Ambitious, relentless, enthusiastic and inquisitive reporter on his first major assignment. He is sent to spend a week with Lombardi and Marie in their home for a feature story.
- Paul Hornung: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build) the “Golden Boy” Hall of Famer who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1957 – 1966. A trouble-maker off the field. He was a vital element to the Packer sweep and half of the “Thunder & Lighting” duo of running backs along with Jim Taylor.
- Dave Robinson: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build, African-American) a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1963 – 1972; he had a difficult but respectful relationship with Lombardi. Team representative to the Players’ Association; diplomatic and strong. Embodies the pride and work ethic Lombardi teaches.
- Jim Taylor: (20s – mid 30s, athletic build) fullback for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 – 1966. Soft spoken, but dominate and unstoppable on the field. The thunder to Paul Hornung’s lighting. Known for giving punishing hits and sloughing off injuries.
Director James Fletcher will hold auditions in the Racine Theatre Guild lobby. No appointments necessary. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script. Individuals of all levels of experience are invited to audition.
Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office with a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when the script is returned. The show will go into rehearsal in August and will be performed weekends October 19 – November 4. For more information, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218.
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