"I am not a legend"
By Gord Carruth & Robert Knuckle
The play ran first in Toronto, Canada, for an extended run. It was nominated for a DORA AWARD as best new play, and later won the National ACTRA award for best dramatic writing. It played across Canada, and was then invited to the Edinburgh Festival where it won the Critics’ Commendation. The Nederlander organization in New York offered to produce the play on Broadway. The writers did not accept the offer because the terms were not favourable. The play was subsequently adapted for television, and the rights were sold first in Canada for a nation-wide airing and later to ABC/ESPN for airing across the United States.
The Americian stage premiere of the play was produced by the award-winning theatre company, The Kettle Moraine Players, and completed a successful tour through Wisconsin in October of 2012.
"It was very accurate. I loved it."
- Susan Lombardi (Coach’s daughter)
"A wonderful and memorable evening."
- Lori Keck (Coach’s secretary)
“A passionate interest in the man.”
- Warren Gerds (Green Bay Press Gazette)
CAST OF CHARACTERS
P.S. some roles may be doubled at the discretion of the director
1: The immigration officer at Ellis Island
2: Vincenzo Lombardi, Vince’s grandfather
3: The construction boss
4: The Teacher
5: Vince Lombardi
6: Dominic, the trainer
7: Green Bay Player#1
8 Green Bay Player #2
9: Father Tim Moore
10: Marie Lombardi, Vince’s wife
11: Lori, Lombardi’s secretary
12: Bill Austin, Assistant Coach, The Green Bay Packers
13: Phil Bengston, Assistant Coach, The Green Bay Packers
14: Max Magee, a Green Bay Packer player
15: John Edwards, a rookie
16: Bart Starr, a Green Bay Packer player
18: Reporter #2
19: Reporter #3
20: Bill Atwell, a student reporter
21: Jerry Izenberg, a syndicated sports reporter
22: Archbishop Cooke
23: Assistant Priest #1
24: Assistant Priest #2
25: Wellington Mara, owner, New York Giants
26: Edward Bennett Williams, owner, Washington Redskins
27: Jack, a Washington Redskins Player
28: A doctor
29 : Michael Janetta, a hospital orderly
One copy of the script. (May be be duplicated for cast and production staff.)
NON-EQUITY (Amateur) THEATRE GROUPS
A one-time fee of $500 or $85 for each performance whichever is higher shall be paid by the theatre to Maple Leaf Theatre Productions for the rights to perform, and for all materials listed above: cf standard performance contract for other terms.
EQUITY THEATRE GROUPS
Royalties shall be paid by the theatre to Maple Leaf Theatre Productions at a rate of 10% of the certified gross box office receipts, not including credit card charges, group sales commissions, and all sales tax, goods and services or similar government taxes. : cf Production Contract for other terms.