Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lombardi

Last night Stephen and I went to a performance of the broadway play, Lombardi, at the Milwaukee Reperatory Theater. High school musicals aside, it was our first live performance since we saw Jersey Boys in Chicago three years ago. We had a lot of fun, and the company did an excellent job.

The play is based on a biography of Vince Lombardi by David Marnassis. It was recently adapted into a play for Broadway and this fall it made it's way to the Rep in Milwaukee.

Living in Wisconsin and being former residents of the greater Green Bay area, we both felt a special connection to the jokes made about area, its location, and its obsession with the football team. I am not as well-versed in the life of Vince Lombardi and the history of the Green Bay Packers as Stephen is, but I truly enjoyed the character development. The play was as much about the man Lombardi was - which was not always nice - as it was about his legacy.

In addition to character development (or aiding in character development), the make-up and costume crew did a tremendous job. Lombardi truly looked like Lombardi. Hornung really looked like Hornung.

Check out a commercial for the Broadway version to peak your interest: