Live at Heritage Center presents John Pinero in Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi

Aug 19, 2014

Heritage Center, the University of Dubuque’s performing arts, worship, and campus center, kicks off its 2014-15 Performing Arts Series with John Pinero in Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. The spitting image of Vince Lombardi, John Pinero portrays the greatest professional coach in football history in this one-man play depicting the legend’s life, career, and singular coaching style.


WHAT:           Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series –

Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi

WHEN:            Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:30 pm

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

TICKETS:       $10-$15 for adults, $7 for students


In Vince, Pinero artfully tells the story of the late Vince Lombardi, a Fordham football player who had planned to enter the priesthood, but instead won six state championships as a high school football coach. Lombardi then went on to serve as offensive line coach under the famed Red Blaik at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 1959 Lombardi became head coach of the Green Bay Packers, and took the cellar-dwelling team from its worst season in history to win five world championships during his nine-year coaching span.


Pinero’s one-man play premiered in 1996 in Studio City, California, and has since been showcased in theaters across the nation. John’s intense, contagious, and inspiring portrayal of Vince Lombardi has earned him keynote speaking engagements for numerous corporations and venues, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. Pinero also portrayed Lombardi in the 2006 official pre-game Super Bowl promotional videos.


Discounted 2014-2015 series subscription ticket packages are available now and include the provision of free tickets for this Vince Lombardi tribute performance. Individual event tickets for Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi can be purchased now online at or at Farber Box Office beginning Monday, August 18, open Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street, or call 563.585.SHOW (7469). 


The University of Dubuque Athletic Department has provided funding support of this presentation. TH Media serves as Heritage Center 2014-2015 exclusive season presenting media partner.