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Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:00 pm
In the second of its community entertainment series in the new Hamilton Fine Arts Center, the Hamilton Education Foundation is pleased to present “Vince” by John Pinero. The one-man show about the life of legendary Green Bay Packers’ coach Vince Lombardi will be Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The production is described by one critic as a “glorious guided tour of Lombardi’s life with stops along the way to meet a bevy of characters integral to his legend.”

With his ever-evolving script, Pinero builds upon facts, figures, quotes and anecdotes to capture the unique persona of the sometimes controversial glory-years coach of the Green Bay Packers. A Lombardi look-alike, he generates the same intensity as the man he portrays.

With the simple addition of a coat or another prop, Pinero introduces us to other influential people in Vince’s life -- his father, mother, priest, brother, son, wife, Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Max McGee. Throughout his 90-minute performance, Pinero deftly moves his audience from laughter to chilling reflection. Woven into the performance are Lombardi’s keys to success, among them, courage, integrity, a sense of humor and doing the job right.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center Ticketing Office, located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex, is open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. on the evening of the performance. Individuals may call the Ticketing Office at (262) 246-1973 ext. 1718 for ticket information and for reservations.

“Vince” is a fund raising event for the Hamilton Education Foundation.