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Depot’s season winds down with ‘Lombardi’

September 5, 2013

WESTPORT - It's kickoff time for the 2013-14 season of the National Football League, but the season is winding down at the Depot Theatre of Westport. Not to fret, the last act caters to the interests of football fans.

Vince Lombardi, who is recognized as one of the best - if not the best - coaches in NFL history and led the Green Bay Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowls. He is the main character in a performance simply titled "Lombardi," which runs through Sept. 15 at the Depot Theatre.

Football's Super Bowl trophy is named for the legendary coach of the Packers. Few people, however, know the real story of Vince Lombardi the man - his inspirations, his passions, and his ability to drive people to achieve more than they ever thought possible, reads a Depot press release. Based on David Maraniss' book "When Pride Still Mattered - A Life of Vince Lombardi," this hit Broadway play explores Lombardi's relationship with his wife, Marie, and three of his legendary players during a pivotal week in 1965.

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"Lombardi is the perfect way to welcome the beautiful early Autumn of the Adirondacks," managing director at the Depot, Y. Angel Wuellner, said in the release. "It's a play about character, determination, and teamwork - not just football."

Tickets cost $29. For more information on event schedule, call 518-962-4449 or visit

Currently showing in the Depot Theatre Art Gallery is the second Depot Juried Art Show, running through Sept. 18. Ellen Few Anderson was awarded with Best in Show; Honorable Mentions went to Shawna Armstrong (mixed media), Penelope Clute (photography), and Jimmy Golovach (painting); People's Choice Awards went to Laura Carbone and Catherine Hartung. All artwork is for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the theater.

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Tickets cost $29. For more information on event schedule, call 518-962-4449 or visit

The Depot Theatre is a professional theatre company located in a functioning train station built in 1876 -and has been celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.



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