‘Lombardi’ opens Sept. 19 on Studio Stage in Amana

AMANA – 1958 begins a whole new era for the Green Bay Packers when Vince Lombardi is named head coach for a team that has not had a winning season for more than a decade. Who could have known that Lombardi’s reign would take the Packers to new heights and their coach would become a legend? A look into the real life of famed coach Vince Lombardi and how he inspired all those he met. You don’t have to like football to love this play.

Written by Eric Simonson, “Lombardi” is based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered – A Life of Vince Lombardi,” by David Maraniss. Directed by Angie Toomsen, of Cedar Rapids, the cast of “Lombardi” consists of, Tyler Brown, of Nashville, Tenn., William Groth, of New York City, Kevin Moore, of Coralville, Justin Reid, of Coral Springs, Fla., Marquetta Senters, of South Amana and Alexander Volpi, of Maysville, N.C.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Show times are Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Group rates for 15 people or more are available. “Lombardi” is rated Theatre R and runs through Oct. 6

“Lombardi” is sponsored by The Gethmann Founation with media sponsor WMT-AM.

Call the box office 319-622-6262 or visit the website at www.oldcreamery.com for tickets or more information. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available. Reservations are highly recommended.