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At the risk of sounding sexist… Riverside Theatre has opened a handsome production of a play that could turn husbands into theater patrons.
It’s Lombardi, a long one-act about famed Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi. And it’s not a musical and it doesn’t have an intermission, so even those husbands who went to Sunday’s matinee still got home in time for the Super Bowl.
Knock on wood, halfway through the run of Lombardi, Ray Abruzzo hasn’t lost his voice. Portraying the legendary coach whose booming pitbull voice reflected his full-out approach to everything from sports to relationships, Abruzzo spends a good chunk of the 90-minute play at the Mosaic Theatre shouting and berating everyone from his players to his wife, Marie.
Mosaic Theatre’s Lombardi starring Ray Abruzzo brings an intimacy to the game of football as well humanity to a legend. Don’t miss it.
Post-show talk back bull sessions between actors and audiences have become a popular way to engage jazzed-up crowds after a performance and cement a relationship between the theater and its patrons. But there are talk backs and there are talk …