By James Goldman
Directed by Paula Mabry
November 10-13, and 15-19, 2005
The Playhouse on Main
Featuring – Natalie Kern, Ben Lang, Lyle Tate, Chris Tyer, Marcus Vowell, Christopher Walrath, and Marsha Williams
Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom, as well as King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.
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